After a meeting between Zakaria Aboukhlal and Laurence Arribagé, Toulouse FC put an end to its investigation into the Moroccan international, immediately reinstated in Philippe Montanier’s team.
New twist in the soap opera Zakaria Aboukhlal. After the controversy born of the refusal of the Moroccan international to wear a jersey with rainbow flocking for the fight against homophobia, a choice assumed by the player, RMC had mentioned a new case concerning the attacking midfielder of the TFC. During the festivities which followed the victory in the Coupe de France, Aboukhlal would have been cropped by Laurence Arribagé, deputy mayor in charge of Sports at the town hall of Toulouse. Which would have prompted the player to answer this: “At home, women don’t talk like that to men. »
While an investigation had been opened by the TFC, which had put his player aside, Aboukhlal indicated this Thursday that he had met Laurence Arribagé, and that the two parties had agreed that the RMC article did not present not things the way they happened.
The TFC confirms. “Following this meeting, we concluded that the facts reported by RMC Sport did not really reflect what happened on April 30 at the Capitole, indicates the Haut-Garonne club. Consequently, we confirm that the investigation carried out by the Toulouse Football Club is now closed and that the player returns to the squad as of today. »
Following our internal investigation and the many resulting discussions, a meeting between Mrs. Laurence Arribagé and our player Zakaria Aboukhlal took place in the presence of the Club’s management.
As a result of this meeting, we concluded… pic.twitter.com/pB6qDODHlx
—Toulouse FC (@ToulouseFC) May 18, 2023
The case should therefore stop there even if RMC maintains its information, indicating that it has several testimonies. RMC adds Laurence Arribagé to “minimized” this incident when she was contacted to comment on this matter.