Des parents font croire que leur fils est malade pour avoir des maillots de foot gratuits, plus de 20 clubs auraient été floués

Des parents font croire que leur fils est malade pour avoir des maillots de foot gratuits, plus de 20 clubs auraient été floués

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In an effort to get free football shirts, parents have sent videos to French clubs in which a little boy explains that he is a club supporter and has a serious illness. More than 20 clubs would have been approached in this way.

The filthy stratagem was well prepared. People have contacted several National and Ligue 2 clubs claiming their child’s illness to obtain free football shirts. It was Thomas Félix, head of communication for the Bourg-en-Bresse club in National, who lifted the veil on this practice.

In order to obtain the jersey, a video is sent to the leaders in which a little boy explains that he is a supporter of the club in question and has a serious illness.

I confirm, same for us. It was a different version. https://t.co/WsG4pcoPMn

— Maxime Malovry (@MMalovry) May 18, 2022

Thomas Félix’s speech found a wide echo on Twitter. Several French football club communicators claimed to have received the same request, coming from the same little boy. Alexandre Dolo, communications officer at the Quevilly-Rouen club in Ligue 2, testifies on the social network. “I received the same video from his parents in January, but Lucas had heart disease and came from Rouen. There he has leukemia and comes from Bourg-en-Bresse. Some parents are not ashamed of anything for have shirts”.

“It pissed us off”

The manipulation worked because the clubs did send the shirts. “It put us out of our minds with a colleague. It sickened us to see that parents were taking advantage of an illness”, confided Alexandre Dolo to our colleagues from West France. And after the alarm signal launched by Thomas Félix, many French clubs came forward: FC Chambly, Laval, Créteil, Auxerre, Red Star, Orléans, Montpellier… “We are even more suspicious and that makes me sad for the real sick”, regrets the communication manager of the National club.

Players also targeted

Maxime Malovry, communication officer for FC Chambly in National, also spoke and ensures that these practices are unfortunately not uncommon. “Players also receive a lot of private messages on Instagram with photos of sick children. Sometimes it’s even the same photo for different accounts. And these are photos that we find on Google Images mainly”.

Players also receive a lot of private messages on Insta with photos of sick children. Sometimes it’s even the same photo for different accounts. And these are photos that we find on Google Images mainly. No comment and welcome to 2022.

— Maxime Malovry (@MMalovry) May 18, 2022

A few hours after the revelation of this practice on social networks, the communication manager of the Bourg-en-Bresse club explained on Twitter that the man behind this scam had begged him to withdraw the publication of origin allowing him to be identified, promising in passing to return all the jerseys obtained fraudulently. This is how Thomas Félix realized that more than 20 clubs had been abused throughout the season…

[ ACTUALISATION ARNAQUE MAILLOT]

The story is even crazier this morning, I counted more than 20 clubs and he usurped the identity of his colleague who is going to file a complaint against this scammer because it was his wife’s name that appeared in the emails. ..

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— Flexi the Genie?‍u2642ufe0f (@FlexiLeGenie) May 19, 2022


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