Foe's family to sue French (1 Viewer)

Roverbhoy

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Jul 31, 2002
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The family of Cameroon's Marc-Vivien Foe is suing the French Football Federation (FFF) for failing to provide adequate medical back-up for the late midfielder.

The Indomitable Lion died of a heart attack on 26 June 2003 during a Confederations Cup match in the French city of Lyon.

Foe's wife Marie-Louise and her lawyers want to see FFF documents regarding the medical staff and equipment in place during the semi-final against Colombia at the Gerland Stadium.

"Everybody saw Foe collapse and the unbelievable delay it took for him to be carried away from the pitch and be treated inside the stadium," said Foe's lawyer Alain Jakubowicz.

"There was no specialist doctor, no equipment, nothing."

"Foe's death has nothing to do with fate. It is clearly established that he was a healthy man.

"He died of a heart attack, which can happen, but the problem is the failure of the safety services when the tragedy took place."

The court is expected to make a decision on 5 July and Jakubowicz said he would take the case further whatever happened.

He said Marie-Louise Foe had been neglected by the football authorities.

"The tragedy took place a year ago and football officials have made plenty of goodwill speeches.

"But Mrs Foe is still waiting.

"It's all very well for football personalities to organise charity functions but it won't help Marie-Louise Foe raise her children
 

Martin

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Dec 31, 2000
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It's a tricky situation. Certainly an unusal case and arguing that they should have the supplies to handle a problem like this seems very clear in hindsight. But before this happened I don't think it was all that obvious it would be needed.. :undecide:
 
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Roverbhoy

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What really got me about this story was this paragraph.


++ [ originally posted by Roverbhoy ] ++
"It's all very well for football personalities to organise charity functions but it won't help Marie-Louise Foe raise her children
Does this mean she never got any of the money from the charity matches and functions?:confused:
 
Jul 12, 2002
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++ [ originally posted by Roverbhoy ] ++
What really got me about this story was this paragraph.

Does this mean she never got any of the money from the charity matches and functions?:confused:
That's the way this whole article is making it sound. And I doubt that the family would want to sue anybody if they were not in need of money, the only thing that you can get from such a suit is money. But, I wonder, if the money did not go to Foe's family, then where did it go?
 

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