When the footballers fly away, the controversy takes off

For their trips, even short, the clubs too often favor the plane to the train or the bus.

A column of players carrying their bags and patiently waiting to board a private jet at a terminal reserved for business travel. On September 19, when he published a short video clip showing his team about to take off to face Paris SG at the Parc des Princes, the community manager of Olympique Lyonnais did not imagine triggering a storm hostile reactions on social networks. “Shame”, “Disastrous”, «Ridicule», “Thank you for the planet”

A rain of criticism, when it was not insults, fell on the Lyon club, criticized for having favored the plane with a catastrophic carbon footprint rather than the TGV line connecting the capital of Gaul to Paris in less than two o’clock. Contacted on several occasions, OL, yet a pioneer in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR), did not wish to react to the thorny subject of means of transport for clubs on the move. He is not the only one. On…

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