BERNARD TAPIE – The former businessman Bernard Tapie died this Sunday, October 3 at the age of 78 from cancer from which he had suffered since 2017.
Many personalities from different backgrounds paid tribute to him during the day.
In the evening, Emmanuel Macron spoke about the death of the former president of Olympique de Marseille, via a letter published on the website of Provence.
The head of state considered that it is “the face of victory (which) is gone”.
“For all Marseillais, for all football enthusiasts, for me, Bernard Tapie will forever remain the one who, by dint of energy, commitment and talent, took OM to the roof of Europe. ‘Forever the first’ ”, proclaims Emmanuel Macron, announcing in passing that Bernard Tapie will be buried in the Marseille cemetery of Mazargues.
Macron, supporter of OM
As a faithful supporter of OM, the president remembers the years of Bernard Tapie at the head of the club, and of “that enchanted night of May 1993” where, after the goal of Basile Boli, the club of the Marseille city won for the first time the Champions League.
“That was it, Bernard Tapie. A strength. A desire. A rage to win which seemed to say to all those he met: ‘Kid, anything is possible’ ”, continues Emmanuel Macron.
“There will undoubtedly be some of us who will continue to believe that he is not gone, not him. Since everything is possible. Then, we will recognize it, order ourselves, half-serious, half-mocking, to continue to believe in our dreams ”, concludes the Head of State.
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