John Textor made headlines this week by demanding the resignation of the referee during Palmeiras-Botafogo. Without effect and with a suspension at stake, he who also owns the Brazilian club. This Sunday, the US businessman is conspicuous by his absence during Lyon-Metz, an ultra-important match in the race to maintain. Last in Ligue 1 before the match, OL are in bad shape and are difficult to see . A situation not necessarily sufficient for John Textor to be at Groupama Stadium on Sunday... It's also this when you take care of several clubs (Textor is involved in Botafogo, OL, Molenbeek and has shares in Crystal Palace) . Impossible to be everywhere at once.
During his absence, the successor of Jean-Michel Aulas asked… Tony Parker to sit in his place in the official gallery. A request accepted by the former NBA champion and captain of the Blues, now president of ASVEL. Parker announced on Prime Video that Textor asked her “to come back to the edge of OL and Eagle (the women’s section).” In what position? As deputy chairman? In another role? As an ambassador? Suspense. But the little bombshell is dropped. “I want to help, of course, it’s the same OL and ASVEL family,” recognizes Parker. The vagueness is total.