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15 minutes of flight… before the Corsican derby, Bastia players reached Ajaccio on a private jet

A trip that is not at all ecological. On Sunday, on the eve of the Corsican derby between Ajaccio and Bastia in the 9th round of Ligue 2, the Bastia club decided to travel to their great rivals by private jet rather than by bus, our colleagues from Corse-Matin report.

According to a local newspaper, SC Bastia chartered a special plane to transport players and staff from Calvi, where the team was on holiday, to Ajaccio. The car would first take off without anyone on board from Nice (Alpes-Maritimes) and then pick up the club members at Sainte-Catherine airport. Then the Calvi-Ajaccio trip would last about fifteen minutes.

The trip would have cost the club 15,000 euros.

A year after the sandyacht scandal launched by then PSG coach Christophe Galtier when discussing the vehicles used by the capital club, this not-so-environmental choice of the Corsican club raises questions. Note that the same bus trip would take between two and three hours, despite the short distance between the two cities (154 km), since Corsica has no expressways on the island.

In addition to the environmental aspect, the choice of the Bastia shopping center also raises questions from an economic point of view. According to Corse-Matin, a trip by private jet would cost the club 15 thousand euros, despite the fact that it has one of the lowest budgets in Ligue 2. The newspaper clarifies that SC Bastia did not respond to his requests.

Source: Le Parisien

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