Gaëtan Laborde, here in the French Ligue 1 championship against the Parisian Layvin Kurzawa. - CHRISTOPHE SAIDI / SIPA

Montpellier striker Gaëtan Laborde apologized on Instagram after participating in a "wild football" match in the Landes, his home department. “We must have been only a few football lovers who wanted to stretch their legs after these long weeks without a ball. The love of football was stronger, he said on the social network. When I saw that many people joined us on the ground and when the police introduced themselves, I immediately realized that it was not the best idea. ”

The regional daily Southwest had revealed the presence of the MHSC player on May 23 at this meeting, in which forty people had taken part. He was in the company of another professional player, Stéphanois Loïs Diony.

Aware of "not having set an example"

“In the future, I will make sure that I no longer participate in this type of event and I remain well aware that I have not set an example. I take full responsibility for my actions. I apologize to you, ”concludes the footballer from Mont-de-Marsan.

The practice of team sports is still prohibited in France to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.


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