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French footballer sues his coach for 'calling his honour into question'

Sedan_monteroA French footballer has launched a defamation lawsuit against his coach for allegedly claiming he was no longer good enough to play for the team. Troyes defender Jean-Louis Montero is suing his coach Jean-Marc Furlan in what is believed to be the first case of its kind.

Montero said: "This has nothing to do with the fact I'm no longer playing. He has called my honour into question on numerous occasions. In an article written on November 28, he said that I was no longer good enough to play in the first division. I have played 200 matches in that league."

French footballer sues his coach for 'calling his honour into question' continued

The 34-year-old is not even playing in the struggling club's reserve team at present. I suppose - if the allegations are true - you could argue that they would be damaging to Montero's career, but he is a daft brave man to step out of line and sue his manager for tittle-tattle. Besides, a day in court listening to evidence about why you are no longer good enough to play top-flight footballer does not sound like a lot of fun! It sounds like he might deserve a place in our sulky French footballers list. [Via The Offside, Rob Parker]

March 23, 2007 in Funny old game | Permalink

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