By the end of the week, John Textor will officially take charge of Olympique Lyonnais. But currently in Brazil, the future boss of OL made a good joke.
Last week, we learned that Luis Henrique was joining the Brazilian club Botafogo, OM having agreed to loan the player recruited for 8 million euros two years ago. A departure which did not anger the Marseille supporters, the 20-year-old striker not having been regular enough since his signing with the vice-champion of France in Ligue 1. But by finding Botafogo, Luis Henrique also finds the owner of the Rio de Janeiro club, a certain John Textor. The American businessman, who on July 29 will officially buy the majority of the shares of Olympique Lyonnais from Jean-Michel Aulas, indeed owns this team. And he was present for the official presentation of Luis Henrique. The opportunity for the future strongman of OL to demonstrate that he was already well aware of the rivalry between his Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille, owned by another American businessman, Frank McCourt. To the point of making a little joke.
OM, a very small team for the future boss of OL
“He spent time playing in a very small team in France: Olympique de Marseille, the people of Lyon I hope you appreciate the joke”😂 pic.twitter.com/lvsgtsXtiE
— Max (@MaxOL69) July 25, 2022
Referring to the arrival of Luis Henrique in Botafogo, John Textor recalled which Ligue 1 club the Brazilian striker came from. ” He spent some time playing in a very small team in France called Olympique Marseille (sic) For those of you who are from Lyon, I hope you enjoy my joke “Launched, with a smirk, the future owner of Olympique Lyonnais. What inevitably put a little animation on the social networks, the supporters of OL and OM being quick to draw when you touch their favorite club. In any case, the successor of Jean-Michel Aulas has obviously received the lessons of the current owner of Lyon, never the last when it came to waving a red flag in front of the Marseille rival.