LE SCAN SPORT – Parisian ultras have deployed a banner in front of the Parc des Princes to demand the end of the king’s money in football.
What if the serious crisis that French football is currently going through was the occasion for a major overhaul of this sport? In any case, this is the wish of the Parisian ultras who gathered in front of the Parc des Princes, Sunday, by deploying a banner to demand the return to an original football where money is not the decider of everything: ” wages, regulation of transfers, unencrypted broadcasting: the return of popular football. ”
In a message on social networks relaying this action, the Collectif Ultras Paris (CUP) denounced the “incompetence” of Mediapro and the LFP, at the heart of the TV rights crisis for several weeks. The Sino-Spanish group has renounced its TV rights and Canal + as well as Bein Sports have announced their desire to act in an identical manner by surrendering their prize 3. A situation which led to France Televisions, TF1 and M6 to apply to broadcast unencrypted meetings in order to avoid the threat of a black screen.
Owned by Qatar, Paris SG is not necessarily the club most threatened by the financial crisis affecting professional football even if the losses posted last season are colossal: a little less than 100 million euros after the good run of the club in the Champions League (defeat in the final against Bayern Munich). The forecasts for the 2020-2021 season are more alarming since The team mentions a deficit of 200 million euros.
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The situation is however worrying and the club of the capital, deprived of ticketing revenue in particular, has not hesitated to place 400 employees on short-time work since January 4 according to France Blue. This measure concerns employees outside the sports sector at the rate of one day per week. And the question of a decrease in player salaries, desired by the CUP, arises again. Last week, a meeting between the Union of Professional Players (UNFP) and club representatives took place to address this very sensitive subject. Nothing concrete came out of it except a declaration of intent inviting the players to discuss quickly with their leaders to consider a reduction in their emoluments.