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.
The first sentence is clearly a tackle to Fred Hermel https://t.co/T2aVX1kRql
– ???? (@ hamoonz93) April 21, 2021
Why am I waiting more impatiently for the big gap of Fred Hermel on the super league than the validation of the end of this project ???
– Yacine T (@Yacinemumab) April 21, 2021
“I have my info”, “I spoke with Florentino”, “I just received a WhatsApp from Zizou”
“According to my information, PSG will be in the SuperLeague”, “I spent 1 week in Corsica with Florentino and Yazid” Fred Hermel pic.twitter.com/aZ4CKJ43xw
— Fred Tocard Hermel (@fredhermerde) April 21, 2021
Fred Hermel in Yesterday’s After:
Perez saved Real from bankruptcy and wanted to save football,
Zidane could not express his opinion out of respect for his employer,
Starts a counterfire on the World Cup in Qatar.
Real’s press attaché has outdone himself!
— Jorro (@Jorro84) April 21, 2021
“One vote for Fred Hermel, two votes for Florentino Pérez, 4 for Super League. This report can already be decisive…………… Super League!” pic.twitter.com/MFlZYsQ8dy
– Fabien (@FDalvy) April 21, 2021
There are really 2 football journalists who stand out negatively compared to the others: Pierre Menes and Fred Hermel. One says nothing more (and so much the better!), The other must now be discreet at the risk of passing for a real puppet
— Jean Mouk. (@jean_mouk) April 21, 2021
The guy who lied about escorting a bus, who explained that Mediapro was a reliable and strong partner, who praised the #SuperLeague and who is now trying to save face by attacking Qatar.
? Ladies and Gentlemen: Fred Guignol Hermel! ? pic.twitter.com/RWnQpiCQmw
– Nicolas Puiravau (@ nikop17) April 20, 2021
I hope that Fred Hermel in his boycott of Qatar for the CDM will dare to boycott the Real ??? pic.twitter.com/Pzox8Tn3vl
– Jonnhy Kashiir (@JKashiir) April 21, 2021
– Jetlu2002 (@ JetLu2002_) April 20, 2021
At this rate, the SuperLeague will end up being a closed league of 2 teams with Real who will face Juve 38 times in a return match lasting 30 minutes, with Perez / Agnelli in the stands and Fred Hermel for say it’s a great competition ?
– EspoirsduFootball ? (@EspoirsduFoot) April 20, 2021
Fred Hermel #nostradanus did not only predict PSG / Bayern in the SuperLeague, the success of Mediapro or Mbappé at Real in the summer of 2019 …
He also announced that Manuel Valls would one day be President of the Republic ?? pic.twitter.com/YRoNI9ozzb
– The loathsome Ambassador (@FCButters) April 21, 2021