Marco Foyot, the winner of La Marseillaise last year, has been suspended immediately by the FFPJP, the French petanque federation, for a
period of three years and has got also a fine of 105 euro.
Last summer, Marco Foyot had critized the FFPJP in the French newspaper Midi Libre about the way the the selection of the world championship was performed. In the opinion of the FFPJP, Marco Foyot has damaged the FFPJP deliberately and discredited the good name of the game of petanque and its committee members.
Source: http://www.marcofoyot-officiel.com/accueil/accueil.html (Actus)
See also the forum discussion on this subject and the orginal newspaper
article (both in French).
It seems our French "petanque-kings" (read comitee) do not like it if players actually help getting people interested in the game , do well and freely speak their minds.
We here at petanque.org would like to reprimade mr. Foyot for not acting as if he lived in the USSR in 1937.
The comitee memebers are much more important than the game itself, we are sure that you all agree on this.
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