Zakaria Aboukhlal intends to take RMC to court. Daniel Riolo absolutely does not understand this choice.
suspected of having been involved in an altercation with Laurence Arribagé, Sports assistant at the town hall of Toulouse on the sidelines of the festivities linked to the victory in the Coupe de France, Zakaria Aboukhlal had been excluded from the collective sessions by the TFC. Three days later, the Moroccan international was reinstated in the group, his club acknowledging that they had no indication of any reprehensible behavior on his part during this event.
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According The teamAboukhlal “is preparing to sue RMC for defamation, which, in its view, has tarnished its reputation. The player is determined to get justice to restore his personal and professional image.”. Daniel Riolo, employee of the media in question, cannot believe it. “Journalists enjoy an incredible lack of confidence. Me for once, I do not know a word of the story. I wasn’t there, I don’t have any info on that. I have nothing. We have teams at RMC. I called them and they (confirm) 100%. They have lots of testimonials. They (recounted) the scene exactly as it happened”assured the sports journalist during a videoconference interview.
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“Already I guarantee 100% that these are the words. Because our journalists, they are not going to invent. The question I ask myself is what is the interest of the journalists and witnesses present on the spot to invent that. What is the motive? (…) Who ruined whose career? Journalists recounted a scene. That’s all. (…) How do we ruin anyone’s career? »asks Daniel Riolo, who therefore ardently defends his colleagues.