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French rugby president Bernard Laporte says there is a coup against him

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  • Laporte was questioned by prosecutors after three-year inquiry
  • ‘I say it loud and clear: we will fight, resist, and revolt’

Bernard Laporte, the president of the French Rugby Federation and deputy chairman of World Rugby, claims he has been caught up in a corruption inquiry as part of a coup to oust him from power.

Laporte was questioned on Tuesday by prosecutors who have spent the past three years looking into claims that Laporte put pressure on the French league’s appeal committee into reducing a fine imposed on Montpellier from €70,000 to €20,000 because a company he owns had an image rights contract with the Altrad Group, the club’s owners.

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Written by Paul Rees
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/sep/22/french-rugby-president-bernard-laporte-coup-against-him under the title “French rugby president Bernard Laporte says there is a coup against him”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.

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