On 16 December 2016, Yves Ethève won the election of the Reunion Island Football League under the watchful eye of officials from the French Football Federation (FFF). It was an election with suspended voters, threats, dozens of proxies, and the absence of the minutes that normally ratify every election. But none of this mattered to the FFF: everything was fair game to help “their” candidate.
President of the French olympic committee (CNOSF), Brigitte Henriques, is accused of not taking action towards sexual abuse during her time as head of women’s football and vice president of the FFF. Josimar can reveal that she openly supported a senior officer convicted for sexual harassment.
For years Noël Le Graët, president of the French Football Federation, and other senior officials at the federation have been covering up multiple cases of sexual abuse, including abuse of underage players.