Homophobia in football: for Olivier Rouyer, "it is inadmissible to make a difference between homophobia and racism"
Reactions rain after the declaration of the president of the French Football Federation on homophobia in stadiums. Olivier Rouyer, a former French international who has made his homosexuality public, judges on Europe 1 that it is "inadmissible to distinguish between homophobia and racism".
Reactions rain after the declaration of the president of the French Football Federation on homophobia in stadiums. Olivier Rouyer, former French international who has made public his homosexuality, judge on Europe 1 that it is "inadmissible to distinguish between homophobia and racism".
After Didier Deschamps, Olivier Rouyer. The former French football player at the international career, spoke at the microphone of Europe 1 about the remarks made by the president of the French Football Federation (FFF), Christmas Le Graët. A meeting must take place Wednesday between associations and supporters, around the Professional Football League (LFP).
"There is no controversy to be had.The President of the FFF just needs to pay attention to what he says.When he makes the difference between homophobic insults and racist slurs, it is something of It is unacceptable for the President of the FFF, a sport where there are a lot of people who are fired, to be able to make a difference between homophobia and racism, otherwise you have to be calm, to work and to move forward. ", Judge Olivier Rouyer.
"We must continue to be severe"
He continues: "We have to be consistent, we have to continue to be harsh with people who launch homophobic songs or homophobic banners, I am in favor of dialogue and meetings with associations and what will happen next. Noon with the LFP is fine, it's the starting point for a completely different attitude. "
The president of the FFF had assured France Info on Tuesday that he "would stop a match for racist cries" but that it was a "mistake" to want to do for homophobic demonstrations.