“Cheeky” and “Funny” for some people, “Shabby and lamentable” for many others, even “Inappropriate”, “disrespectful”, “irresponsible” or “Indecent “… The tweet of the French Rugby Federation ironically this Thursday, on the eve of the last match of the Blues in the Tournament against Scotland, on the episode of the Marcoussis cluster, did not fail to react , most often provoking the indignation of Internet users.
At the start of the day, the FFR’s Twitter account, France Rugby, wrote: “On this March 25th, we wish you all an excellent international waffle day”, in reference to the players of the France team seen eating a waffle in the streets of Rome on the eve of Italy-France (February 6), in defiance of the principle of sanitary bubble.
This episode was one of the many breaches of health protocol committed by the fifteen of France and his entourage before the appearance of a cluster, in mid-February, which infected 12 players and 5 members of the management including the coach Fabien Galthié. .
Vincent Duvivier, Clermont’s communications manager, for example got annoyed, on his behalf, on Twitter: “The clubs are laughing, we reinvent a duplicate, as if there were not enough. “
According to RMC Sport, the Ministry of Sports did not appreciate this federal communication either. The tweet of the FFR, which intervenes in an increasingly worrying health context in France and while all amateur competitions are at a standstill, also had a resonance across the Channel, as evidenced by this message from the British journalist Nick Heath .