Ligue 1: Mohamed Camara, AS Monaco player accused of homophobia, summoned by the LFP disciplinary committee

Ligue 1: Mohamed Camara, AS Monaco player accused of homophobia, summoned by the LFP disciplinary committee
Ligue 1: Mohamed Camara, AS Monaco player accused of homophobia, summoned by the LFP disciplinary committee

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Monegasque footballer Mohamed Camara, who hid the logo against homophobia plastered on his jersey on Sunday against Nantes, will have to explain himself on May 30 before the disciplinary committee of the Professional Football League, the LFP announced Wednesday evening .

Monegasque footballer Mohamed Camara, who hid the logo against homophobia plastered on his jersey on Sunday against Nantes, will have to explain himself on May 30 before the disciplinary committee of the Professional Football League, the LFP announced Wednesday evening . “The disciplinary committee decides to summon the player Mohamed Camara for its next session which will be held on Thursday May 30, 2024,” the committee wrote in a press release.

The Malian midfielder from Monaco had stuck “straps” on the logo against homophobia flocked on his chest and worn by all the players, coaches and referees as part of a campaign to fight against homophobia led by the LFP on the occasion of the 34th and final day of Ligue 1. He did not participate in the pre-match protocol photo where the two teams of Monaco and Nantes posed in front of the slogan symbolizing the fight against homophobia.

“A very sensitive subject at all levels”

The management of the Principality club apologized to the LFP and mentioned possible sanctions which will be “managed internally” against its player, in the words of Monaco’s general manager, Thiago Scuro, on Tuesday in front of the media. “Mo (Camara) did this for religious reasons. It is a very sensitive subject at all levels, because we must also respect all religions, he added. But as an organization, we are very sad about this episode and we want to make it clear that we do not support this.”

Denouncing “unacceptable behavior”, Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra called for “the strongest sanctions” against the player and his club. “Such behavior must be subject to the strongest sanctions both against the player but also against the club which allowed it to happen,” she said on RTL on Monday. In Mali, the affair found a particular resonance, with personalities and many compatriots supporting Mohamed Camara in the name of respect for personal and religious convictions.

The Malian Football Federation published a statement of support for the player “in the exercise of his freedom of expression and its corollary, (that) of not expressing himself”, it said in a press release. “Players are citizens like any other whose fundamental rights must be protected in all circumstances,” she said.

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