Monday, 24 hours after Bordeaux’s defeat at Angers 4-1, five Girondin players were caught playing five-a-side football in a sports complex in Mérignac. This did not please the management and the explanations with the players were very tense this Friday at Haillan.
If some make fun of Bordeaux players by saying that they are not worthy of being professionals, because of their level this season, they have been taken at their word. Monday, just after Sunday’s trip to Angers punctuated by a heavy 4-1 loss, five players from the Girondin squad took advantage of their day off to challenge amateur players. It was in Mérignac, on the outskirts of Bordeaux, in a five or five-a-side football complex in French. The five professionals, including Mbaye Niang, were quickly spotted and the information reached the Bordeaux management, which did not enjoy these overtime hours at all.
Mbaye Niang dismissed for Bordeaux-Lorient
The training session organized at the Domaine du Haillan on Friday was particularly stormy. According to RMC Sport, tension has risen between management and the players concerned following this unauthorized football outing. The most virulent was Mbaye Niang, to the point that the Girondin striker was dropped from the group for this weekend’s crucial match against Lorient.
🗣💬 “I have already injured myself in a six-man tournament in the middle of the season. I was fined because I came back with a sprain”
😅 Mathieu Bodmer reacts to the five-a-side football of Bordeaux players with a crisp anecdote from his career. pic.twitter.com/Ov2m3PEHDC
— Rothen ignites (@Rothensenflamme) May 13, 2022
Niang is officially dismissed for ” disciplinary reason because of his behavior during Friday’s explanation. The Senegalese probably had too violent words during the explanation. However, Monday’s five-a-side affair will not stop there, according to coach David Guion interviewed at a press conference during the day. ” The club has taken charge of this file and decisions will be made following these actions. “, he said. A new crisis within a club on the edge of league 2 after the Costil affair and the tensions between supporters and players interviewed earlier in the season. While relegation could be recorded on Saturday evening, the Girondins de Bordeaux are more than ever on the verge of implosion.