Guest of the show Off road broadcast on France Inter, this Sunday, October 10, 2021, Pierre Menes returned to his relationship with Bernard Tapie. Death last October 3 at the age of 78, Bernard Tapie marked, during his lifetime, many French people. The former president of Olympique de Marseille (OM) left lasting memories with his family but also with the former sports consultant. On the set, the former Canal + columnist recalled his last discussions with the Phoenix.
Currently withdrawn from the media sphere, the columnist spoke at length about his links with Bernard Tapie. “We had a good relationship. I couldn’t say friends“, he shared. And to continue:”I knew him when the club was relegated to the second division after the OM incidents. I’m sure he liked my outspokenness very much.“
“He often texted me during the Football Club Channel, sometimes to yell at me. The other day, I went back to his texts, he was very, very nice to me“, he then mentioned. Before concluding about the death of Sophie Tapie’s father:”I was very shocked by a lot of things on the day of his death (…) When the corpse is not yet cold, a little respect, a little empathy. We can say what we want about Bernard Tapie but he was a guy who had huge assholes.”
Currently at the heart of a business, Pierre Ménès remains far from television sets. Last March, following the documentary I’m not a bitch, I’m a journalist, produced by Marie Portolano (dealing with the place of women in this profession), several testimonies from journalists had noted the very inappropriate behavior of the star journalist of Canal +. A scandal which caused much ink to flow in the press and which had led the 58-year-old man to be ousted by the encrypted channel.