Bernard Tapie, the previous proprietor of French soccer membership Marseille, was attacked in a violent housebreaking at his dwelling in a Paris suburb on early Sunday morning, the mayor of Combs-la-Ville mentioned.
Police sources instructed ESPN that Tapie, 78, was asleep in at his dwelling when he and his spouse have been woken up by the burglars at round midnight. They have been tied up and compelled to disclose the place they saved jewellery and valuables, the sources mentioned.
“Their faces are swollen. They’ve been crushed up. Bernard was tied up and was hit by a baton. His spouse was dragged on the ground by her hair. They have been shaken bodily and shocked psychologically, like everybody who would have been of their place,” Combs-la-Ville mayor Man Geoffroy instructed French outlet France Information on Sunday.
French president Emmanuel Macron referred to as the Tapies to supply his assist on Sunday, a supply additionally instructed ESPN.
Prosecutor Beatrice Angelelli instructed AFP that Tapie declined to be taken into medial care. Rodolphe Tapie, the couple’s grandson, instructed AFP that his grandmother “is doing effectively” after being taken to the hospital.
Tapie was proprietor and president of Marseille between 1986 and 1995, which coincided with one of the best years within the membership’s historical past with 4 French titles and a Champions League triumph in 1993. He was additionally a majority shareholder of Adidas and held a number of posts within the French authorities.
Tapie was additionally central determine in a bribery and match-fixing scandal in 1995. He was later discovered responsible in a sequence of instances for corruption and fraud and went to jail for 5 months and was stripped of the suitable to face in any election in France. After his launch from jail in 1997, Tapie turned a media star by internet hosting a number of radio and TV reveals.