The leader of the Parti Québécois strongly condemned the appointment of a former Impact footballer, who made controversial statements after the 2012 Metropolis attack, as head coach of the CF Montreal reserve team.
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“The only mistake the shooter made last night was missing his target! Marois! Next time dude! I hope ! ‘ Sandro Grande wrote on Twitter in English after the shooting in Metropolis against Pauline Marois on the evening of the Parti Québécois (PQ) elections.
Former Prime Minister Pauline Marois as she is escorted off the stage on the night of the Metropolis attack.
Last night, chef Paul St-Pierre Plamondon blasted his consecutive appointment on Twitter.
Paul St-Pierre Plamondon
Head of PQ
“Grande has not made a single trivial mistake or tweeted too many one night, he has repeatedly made dirty and criminal comments aimed at more than 2 million people. [Québécois] Separatists, he lamented. This implicit guarantee from the CF Montreal is untenable and extremely uncomfortable. »
Yesterday’s apologies from Grande are inadequate, Mr St-Pierre Plamondon believes.
The former footballer used his appointment to address his behavior a few years ago.
“I made serious mistakes and I am deeply sorry that I disrespected anyone. I’ve learned a lot from them and I know I’m joining an organization where the values of inclusion and diversity are fundamental. I think it’s important to use our personal experiences to continuously improve and correct our past mistakes,” he said.
Player Sandro Grande as he grabbed teammate Mauro Biello by the throat during impact practice in 2009.
Grande wore the colors of the Montreal Impact twice during his midfielder career, in 2004–05 and 2008–09. However, he was fired by the team after grabbing teammate Mauro Biello by the throat during practice.
He doesn’t recognize it
Three years later, he posted his message on Twitter after the Metropolis attack. However, he never admitted to writing the tweet and said his account was hacked.
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The arrest of gunman Richard Henry Bain outside Metropolis on September 4, 2012.
However, he admitted to writing a post on Facebook that same evening insulting the Sovereignists.
In particular, he berated the “Northern people” who voted for the sovereignists, calling them “settlers” (“hillbillyers”) and farmers, weekly L’Écho de Laval reported at the time.
The “Separatists are so stupid it’s unimaginable,” Grande wrote.
–In collaboration with Philippe Asselin, agency QMI
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