This is the controversy of the weekend in the Coupe de France. After the defeat of his team this Sunday in the 32nd finals (1-1, 4-2 tab), the president of Trélissac, Fabrice Faure, regretted that OM did not leave its share of the recipe, as is traditionally the case when a professional club defies more modest training. Marseille replied in a press release, fully assuming his decision. For OM, the National 2 club (4th division) has already made a good deal by earning half of the proceeds from the match played in the Beaublanc stadium in Limoges. An explanation difficult to accept for Fabrice Faure.
“The OM club and its president Eyraud were masters of leaving the recipe to the amateur club or not. It is their right. I am simply saying that it is not elegant. It has been three times that I have received OM President Dassier had left the share, deducting the logistics costs. President Labrune had also deducted the logistics share and had left the share to us. OM’s share is 141,000 euros. They had 60,000 euros travel expenses, “he argued in after foot. In other words, he would have liked OM to pay his club around 81,000 euros (141,000 – 60,000). In its press release, the OM assures for its part that its displacement cost him 65,000 euros.
Nothing requires a club to give up its share
“The total receipts amounted to almost 400,000 euros before deduction of the organization costs. Thanks to the fact of hosting OM, the stadium was full and moreover mainly welcomed Marseille supporters, who were in the majority. seemed just that in these particular conditions, the two clubs share the recipe all the more that this displacement cost OM 65.000 euros “, was justified the second of Ligue 1. In the texts, nothing imposes to a club to leave their share of the recipe to their opponent. The regulations of the Coupe de France stipulate that the VAT and the costs of organizing the meeting (25% of the revenue) be deducted, before sharing the net revenue in equal parts.
At the microphone of RMC, Fabrice Faure also highlighted the premium touched by OM thanks to his qualification for the knockout stages of the competition. “There is a bonus for participation in the 32nd finals, he said. It is 50,000 euros in the 32nd. When we qualify for the 16th, it’s 100,000 euros. OM have already won 100,000 euros this evening (note: for the clubs of L1 which enter in the running from the 32nd only, it would be 80,000 euros accumulated in the event of elimination in the 16th). “And to conclude:” I was just asking for a gesture, it’s all.”
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