This summons aims to engage the responsibility of Ajroudi and Boudjellal on the basis of article 1240 of the Civil Code for the damage caused by “an intensive campaign of massive disinformation with the obvious aim of destabilizing and weakening the club“, says one on the side of OM.”Nobody should use OM to establish their personal notoriety“, insists the press release, evoking”a destructive and selfish campaign based on deceptions and lies“.
“Unprofessional and sneaky behavior”
The club carried out its “investigations (which) made it possible to bring together many supporting evidence“against Ajroudi and Boudjellal and”intends to condemn the authors of this campaign of destabilization“, the statement continued.”At no moment“the owner of OM, the American Frank McCourt, “has not considered selling its stake in SASP OM“to these two people, and”Contrary to what could be said in the media, neither Mr. McCourt nor anyone belonging to the McCourt group and to OM had any contact with them or their advice.“, insists the club.
The club sees in “this unprofessional and sneaky behavior” a “attack against OM“when he returns to the Champions League after seven years of absence. McCourt and the president Jacques-Henri Eyraud have “a comprehensive long-term strategic plan“for the club and therefore do not want to sell it, it is written. At the end of June, Mourad Boudjellal, successful ex-president of Rugby Club Toulonnais (a Top 14, three European Cups) and Mohamed Ajroudi had announced that they wanted to buy OM to Frank McCourt, notably with Saudi and Emirati funds, for a project “Mediterranean“. McCourt and OM have been rehearsing since they were not sellers.”Everything is for sale and everything is for sale“, replied Ajroudi.