After the sentence and before the mourning, a terrible uneasiness settled above the club of Guingamp after the accidental death of the young Nathaël Julan, an attacker of the Breton club who killed himself at 23 years, on January 3, a Breton road. The Guingamp club, in shock, immediately canceled a friendly match against Concarneau and then the reception of Lens in the league. In the process, he is organizing a tribute rally at the Roudourou stadium this Thursday, January 16. The day of the player’s funeral in his city of Le Havre.
But the Julan family released a warning statement Tuesday that shocked the Front. “We would like the following people to refrain from attending the ceremony,” we read. And the family quotes in particular Bertrand Desplat, the president, Sylvain Didot (Editor’s note: the coach) and his staff, Laurent Schmitt (Editor’s note: the player’s former agent), Yannick Gomis, a Guingamp player, as well as two local journalists.
At the club, nobody wanted to comment publicly on this ban on going to the funeral by putting it on the account of the pain, in particular that of the father of Nathaël Julan. But the decryption of this list of undesirable draws in hollow the portrait of an attacker who could not break through at the highest level and who became angry with a large part of the club.
He felt “persecuted” by his coaches
If Bertrand Desplat, Sylvain Didot and his staff are targeted, it is because they had made the decision to remove Julan from the first team due to numerous misconducts. He had presented himself injured in training after having played a futsal match with friends in Le Havre the day before. “Before Didot, this player also felt persecuted by his other coaches: Antoine Kombouaré, Patrice Lair, Jocelyn Gourvennec or Reginald Ray without ever realizing that the problem was him, ”we explain.
Laurent Schmitt was the player’s former agent and told him last summer that he no longer wanted to represent him. As for Yannick Gomis, he is on the list for a simple story of jersey number. Coming from Lens where he wore 14, he said that if this number was available in Guingamp, he would gladly wear it. The 14 was that of Julan who was offended by this request. “All this irrelevant anger was obviously badly experienced by Nathaël’s father,” one says. But it is nothing compared to the drama of his accident. To argue would be the worst thing. “