The largest group of Lyon ultra supporters, the Bad Gones, posted on social networks on Sunday their opposition to the possible return of former basketball player Tony Parker to the OL Groupe board recently mentioned by the latter. “TP: OL does not need your help” and “Your place is here and nowhere else”, they displayed on banners deployed around the Astroballe, in Villeurbanne (Lyon metropolis), the room where Asvel basketball plays, a club of which Parket is president.
On November 5, the latter affirmed that the owner and president of Olympique Lyonnais, John Textor, “wanted him to return to the board” of OL Groupe and that of Eagle football, the structure of which the club is a part. Rhone. Lyon, who won their first match in Ligue 1 this season this Sunday in Rennes (1-0), are currently last in the championship.
Tony Parker joined the board of directors of OL Groupe in July 2020, under the chairmanship of Jean-Michel Aulas, who had suggested that he could be one of the candidates for his succession. As part of a reorganization of the board with the arrival of personalities from Eagle football - after the sale of OLG to Eagle football in December 2022 - he left his position as administrator to refocus on his activities in basketball and Asvel.
Tony Parker, supported by partners (the shareholders of the Skweek channel), is a candidate for the purchase of the future OL Vallée Arena, which OL Groupe is seeking to sell, and which will be inaugurated on November 23 with the match Euroleague between Asvel and Bayern Munich.