Melvyn Jaminet, star of the French XV, excluded from the group after racist remarks

Melvyn Jaminet, star of the French XV, excluded from the group after racist remarks
Melvyn Jaminet, star of the French XV, excluded from the group after racist remarks

Words that don’t go down well. On Sunday, July 7, Melvyn Jaminet sparked controversy after posting a story on his Instagram account following the victory of the French XV against Argentina. In a short video, the full-back who plays for Toulon in a club declared, euphoric and aggressive: “My mother asks me if I partied. (breathes) I swear to you that the first Arab I meet on the road, I’ll hit him with my helmet! I’ll hit him with my helmet! I’ll tell you, I’ll hit him with my helmet! I’ll hit him with my helmet!

Melvyn Jaminet quickly found himself at the center of the controversy. Thus, the French Rugby Federation denounced the exit of its player and announced his exclusion from the group before the test matches against Uruguay and Argentina: “The French Rugby Federation (FFR) condemns in the strongest terms the comments made by Melvyn Jaminet in a video recently posted on social media. Such comments are totally unacceptable and contrary to the fundamental values ​​of our sport. As a result, Melvyn Jaminet has been sidelined with immediate effect and is leaving the French squad currently in Argentina. An internal investigation is underway to shed light on these extremely serious comments and take appropriate measures. The FFR reaffirms its unwavering commitment to diversity, inclusion and secularism. Rugby is a sport that brings people together and unites, and we must promote these essential values. No discriminatory behavior of any kind has a place in French rugby.

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RC Toulon, where Melvyn Jaminet has been playing since 2023, has not yet made a decision on the sanction that the 25-year-old player could face: “Following the video published on social networks involving Melvyn Jaminet, the RCT condemns the remarks made and dissociates itself from them. An internal investigation…

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