Soccer. Sacked by Sevilla FC because of his overweight, Gnagnon loses his dispute with the club


Nothing seems to smile on Joris Gnagnon. After having seen his contract terminated by Sevilla FC in September 2021, due to a lack of professionalism, the former Stade Rennais player has just suffered a new disappointment, legal this time. While he had seized him on the grounds of unfair dismissal, the FIFA litigation chamber rejected the complaint filed by the former Sevilla FC player.

More than 100 kg during his time at Sevilla FC

In this case, Sevilla FC, which justified the dismissal by the weight problems of the Ivorian defender (more than 100 kg during his stay at the club, according to the Sevillian authorities) will therefore not have to pay any compensation to the player, who may , nevertheless, always appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAD).

According to RMC sport, the dismissal of Joris Gnagnon creates an important precedent in the world of football since it is the first time that the weight argument has been recognized as valid in a dismissal.

Recruited for the sum of 13.5 million euros in the summer of 2018, Joris Gnagnon has never managed to impose himself within the Sevillian workforce. The former Rennais had only played seven La Liga games during his first season under the orders of Pablo Machín. Loaned to Stade Rennais the following season, the native of Bondy had recovered his health but had failed to capitalize on his return to Andalusia in the summer of 2020.

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