We start today’s episode of On The Continent with a deserved tribute to one of French football’s favourite sons, as former Marseille president Pape Diouf sadly passed away this week. We remember his incredible journey from humble beginnings in Chad to establishing himself as a respected football journalist and eventual club president, all while endearing himself to the French football public.
Elsewhere, as clubs around Europe struggle with the financial fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic, we discuss whether the decision should rest on the players to donate some of their wages to non-playing staff or if that should be up to clubs and the authorities. There’s also time for a lowdown of the increasingly tense relationship between Lionel Messi and the Barcelona hierarchy, as well as some powerful statements from Atalanta supporters’ groups.
And finally – roll up, roll up, it’s time for the clash of the century. It’s the F1 car vs the go-kart; it’s beautiful goals vs beautiful features; yes, we make time to discuss the Karim Benzema vs Olivier Giroud beef!
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