The former sports commentator of Canal +, fired from the channel in December for having supported the comedian Sébastien Thoen, announced to join the editorial staff of RMC and BFMTV.

He will join the Altice group just before Euro 2020 football, postponed by one year because of the coronavirus. 

Stéphane Guy, former star football commentator on Canal +, joins RMC and BFMTV for Euro 2020, the audiovisual group announced on Thursday. "On the occasion of the UEFA Euro 2020, Stéphane Guy will intervene every day in the various football shows of RMC. Around the matches of France and other great nations, he will analyze and debate alongside the members of the Dream Team" , indicates in a press release RMC, a radio station owned by the Altice group.

Flagship voice of French football, Stéphane Guy had learned of his dismissal on December 24, after 23 years at Canal +, for having supported the comedian Sébastien Thoen, himself dismissed in early December for a parody targeting CNews, the channel group info.

"I am happy to participate in the adventure of the Euro on RMC and on BFMTV. I join a house and listeners with whom I share a deep passion for football", commented Stéphane Guy in the press release.

It does not change "my wish to restore my professional honor"

This new job "does not change my determination to carry out the action I have undertaken towards Canal, and my wish to restore my professional honor," he specifies in


, about the procedure that 'he started before the industrial tribunal to contest his dismissal.

Euro 2020, postponed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will take place from June 11 to July 11 in eleven different countries.