An important player in the Nice club’s squad speaks out on the controversy surrounding Youcef Atal, excluded from the first team until further notice.
For the match against Olympique de Marseille at the Allianz Riviera stadium, on behalf of the 9th day of Ligue 1, Youcef Atal was not contacted by Nice. Indeed, the Riviera club decides to serve the Algerian defense for the moment.
Accused of advocating terrorism after sharing an anti-Semitic video in reaction to the conflict between Israel and Palestine, the 27-year-old lateral right was removed from Francesco Farioli’s group, despite his apologies posted on Instagram which were not sufficient . s to exonerate him.
“I know his behavior towards people”
The Nice team, very discreet on this matter, live its reaction thanks to Dante, the defense of the Brazilian center. In an interview with the newspaper Nice-Matin, the captain of the gymnasium supports his collaboration and absolutely does not believe in his guilt. “It’s a very complicated subject, that’s obvious. Youcef said he made a mistake. I won’t say more. You know the history of my house. I have known him for over five years. I have never seen him so sad and devastated. I know how he treats people. I am convinced that he aspires to world peace. Today I can say that he is truly sad, disappointed and devastated by this story.
As a preamble to GymTonic this week, based on the author’s tweet from Youcef Atal. Dante, captain of the@ogcnice and teammate of Youcef Atal gives his feelings and discusses the player’s journey with journalists pic.twitter.com/t4h49kHkLl
– Joli Matin (@Nice_Matin) October 20, 2023
Youcef Atal’s contract expires in June 2024, but it is certain that he will continue to be delivered to children’s mail. The seriousness of the facts alleged against the former Coutrai player, who has played six Ligue 1 matches since the start of the 2023-2024 season, argued not in his favor. Counterpart of the international team, Fennec participated in one of the Algerian national team’s matches against Cape Verde (5-1) and Egypt (1-1).