Paris FC manager calls out Paris Saint-Germain
Paris Football Club, who is this team? You might be thinking this club is some joke or a break off club after the PSG purchase by the Qatari Investment Group. Well no they are a club that created Paris Saint-Germain and then broke off of them. It is pretty complicated so here is more information. Currently second in the Championnat National (French 3rd division) they are looking to join Ligue 2 for the first time in history.
Their manager Laurent Bonaparte is in his first year and has done better than the previous managers. At one point last year the club had three managers in a year. Well Bonaparte is an ex PSG player. He was with the team from youth until the QIG bought the club in 2011. After that he left for SM Caen where he finished his career.
Now why am I telling you this fluff? Bonaparte was one of the most outspoken PSG players about the takeover. Back in 2012 he was quoted in saying, "I am ashamed that this club is losing its identity everyday thanks to some billionaire and his latest toy."
He went on saying, "I am glad the team is better but it's just the idea of buying trophies that I hate.
When he took over Paris FC earlier this season his goal was to get this club to Ligue 1 and keep a true identity of France and Parisian football. His goal is to make a squad based off of hard work, great scouting and opportunity not just splashing cash every few seconds.
About a month ago he posted this message in social media and it went all over the city and country. Many have criticized and applauded him. This is what it said.
Dear people of Paris,
My name is Laurent Bonaparte and I am the manager of Paris FC. We are a club in the third division aiming to get promoted to Ligue 2 soon. As you all know I was a player at PSG for a long time and have a grudge against the club for selling out. Many reading this will be like shut up but please listen. The Qatari Investment Group have destroyed a club that was very unique to this city and country. They are trying to globalize the club. Well that is not bad but their approach is just wrong. First bringing all these foreign players like Ibra and others. It is crazy how many less French there are on the team. The other thing is prices have gone way up. How can the common man get a chance to go to matches? Finally they destroyed a perfect and classy badge. How the hell do you get rid of the 1970, make the name Paris better and take away the Louis XVI crib?? There is more but I won't waste your time. So please give Paris FC a shot and come to our matches. They are fun, inexpensive and we are creating history. Do you want to be a part of history then come see us play?
That was his letter. The response of it has been massive many positive and a few negative responses. PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi responded in saying. "Oh come on please these guys are nothing. We will destroy them and they will bow down to us, there is only room for one club in Paris."
There was no response from Paris FC or Bonaparte.
With all of that what do you all think about the letter and do you agree with his statements? Also would you like to see Paris FC in Ligue 1 and have a derby with PSG? Comment below.