LFI and PS deputies boycott the National Assembly football team to protest against the presence of elected RN

Parliamentarians, gathered within the football team of the National Assembly, and former professional players will play, Wednesday evening, September 28, for the benefit of the association e-Enfance – which fights against school bullying and cyberbullying, with the national number 30 18. But several left-wing deputies announced their decision to boycott this charity match to protest against the presence in the workforce of several elected members of the National Rally (RN), confirming information from the Parisian.

Deputies from La France insoumise (LFI) and the Socialist Party (PS) chose not to participate in this match organized in Paris, a way for these elected officials to refuse the “trivialization of the extreme right”. The “rebellious” elected officials Eric Coquerel, Ugo Bernalicis and David Guiraud believe that the RN wanted “use this match to normalize”, according to a parliamentary source. Failing to participate in the meeting, they intend to support the association financially.

The patron saint of Renaissance deputies, Aurore Bergé, also recommended to her troops “not to participate in a match that will result in a ‘team photo'” : or, “We don’t play on the same team. Neither extreme right nor extreme left”, she wrote in a message of which Agence France-Presse had a copy. But members of the majority intend to participate in the match, including the co-captain of the team, Karl Olive (Renaissance), said the latter.

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After the election of eighty-nine RN deputies in June, “this is the first time that the RN has been invited to participate in a match of the National Assembly team”deplores the socialist group in a press release. “We will also not participate in the next matches of the XV parliamentary rugby union if the RN is present”add the PS deputies, who specify that their decision was taken in a group meeting on Tuesday morning.

There were no Greens or Communists in the workforce.

Renaissance and LR assume

At the RN, deputy Julien Odoul denounces a “regrettable sectarianism” whereas “the cause is more important, for children who are victims of cyberbullying. We are never surprised with LFI ». Co-captain of the team, Renaissance MP Karl Olive regrets that “LFI exploits and takes the match hostage. It will make people talk even more about the National Rally”he thinks, then ” what [les élus avaient] the opportunity to offer a benevolent image of the Assembly”.

This boycott “is stupid”abounds the other captain, Pierre-Henri Dumont (Les Républicains). “It’s a charity game” et “LFI said nothing when they played in the parliamentary XV with RN Louis Aliot”, he insists, in reference to the rugby team which has sometimes brought together the deputy of Seine-Saint-Denis Alexis Corbière and Mr. Aliot, former deputy of the Pyrénées-Orientales, now mayor of Perpignan. The former socialist deputy Gisèle Biémouret co-chaired this XV.

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The World with AFP



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