The leader of the Parti Québécois, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, seems more to appreciate the change of identity of the Montreal Impact, which became the Montreal Football Club, on Thursday.
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When information to the effect that the soccer team is renamed “Montreal FC” circulated in the media, the elected official declared on December 2 that the sports organization “lacks delicacy”. However, the name unveiled by the concession of businessman Joey Saputo delighted Mr. St-Pierre-Plamondon.
“The Impact’s decision to finally opt not for Montreal Football Club, but @clubdefootmtl should be welcomed. I spoke about this before the holidays. I see that this is a great sensitivity to the francophone character of Montreal, ”he wrote on his Twitter account.
“Although I was among those who had an attachment to the name of the Impact, I must admit that I am very pleasantly surprised by the sensitivity of the organization towards the Francophone character of Montreal. Also, that will give us another distinctive trait, very unique, in a North American league. In my opinion, our name is a good choice. I just wanted to mention that I appreciate this gesture and that I will be in the stands for the next season, ”he also said in a 47-second video broadcast on the same platform.
At the beginning of December, Mr. St-Pierre Plamondon’s comments were harsh to say the least.
“There is nothing preventing us from distinguishing ourselves with a name that represents the French-speaking character of Montreal, rather than giving ourselves a name exactly identical to all the clubs in North America. This is a missed opportunity. My attachment is to the Impact and I am very surprised, ”he indicated, as reported by the QMI Agency at that time.