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Fred Hermel lynched on Twitter

Among the few supporters of the Super League, Frédéric Hermel has been violently attacked on Twitter since Tuesday.

The Super League has definitely done damage. And not only among the twelve founding clubs which took part in the attempted coup against UEFA by trying to establish a competition to supplant the Champions League. Some also pay a high price for their choice to support this project. This is particularly the case of Frédéric Hermel, journalist for The team and RMC. The specialist in Spanish football, described by some as “Ambassador of Real Madrid “, Indeed wiped an increasingly strong storm for two days.

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The first squalls erupted after a first message underlining the merits of the message. “The idea that the clubs, which are the ones who train the players, take the risks and bring football to life, take over the management of the competition is not so shocking …”, he wrote on Monday, the day after the announcement of the creation of the Super League. But it was after another message, posted as English clubs were preparing to give in to popular pressure, that the L’Equipe journalist saw the winds strengthen. “It’s moving in the end. This power of supporters and morals. I have to admit it. I imagine the next step is the boycott of the World Cup in Qatar with its stadiums built by slaves and its thousands of dead. No? “, he indeed posted, causing a shock wave he hadn’t expected.

A torrent of hatred

Enough to encourage him to post a new message highlighting the flood of hate messages he has been facing since Tuesday evening. “I am the victim of a torrent of hatred and insults, homophobic and sometimes racist, for this tweet. For not having howled immediately with the wolves. For having doubted, for having questioned myself. For trying to do the right thing in my journalism profession. Here “, he regretted.

But if he received some support, including that of Manuel Valls in whom he saw a few years ago a future president of the republic, Frédéric Hermel is not spared. Without mentioning these hateful messages, he is thus the subject of several mocking tweets recalling his many errors of judgment.

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