The French government closes the door to revitalizing professional sports

During his presentation of the second phase of the closure, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe reaffirmed the government’s desire to oppose the resumption of professional sports championships in France. A position that contrasts with those of neighboring countries.

“I don’t think the time has come”: Prime Minister Édouard Philippe closed the door on Thursday, May 28, after the resumption of professional championships in France, interrupted by coronavirus, while elsewhere in Europe, the authorities are preparing to restart football.

“I do not think the time has come (to resume the season), I hope it will come soon, and that the start of the next season can be implemented under normal conditions,” said the head of government. by presenting the second step in the deconfinance plan.

“It’s not for me to comment on leagues and federations. The championships for two and a half months were canceled for excellent reasons,” he also said.

England, Italy and Spain in the wake of Germany

The decision to stop the competition, which he himself defended before the deputies on April 28, is particularly questioned by the Lyon football club. Its president Jean-Michel Aulas is restarting Ligue 1, as is Germany with its championship.

England, Italy and Spain also follow the example of the Bundesliga in June. Édouard Philippe also mentioned the possibility of resuming training on June 2 for professionals in the framework of a “strict” medical protocol. An announcement confirming the plans of the L1 clubs, who hope to return to the fields in June and start the 2020-21 season in August.

With AFP