If there’s one thing websites need to remember, it’s that the internet is forever.
A couple of weeks ago, De Telegraaf were the perfect example of this, taking down a story about Marcel Brands and Everton wanting a Manchester United defender, which we found very curious.
Now, it’s Goal in France’s turn to do something similar, having a story on how former Celtic forward Moussa Dembélé is struggling at his new club Lyon.
The end of the last transfer window was quite stressful at Celtic Park, as the France U21 international made it clear he wanted a new challenge, leaving Brendan Rodgers little choice but to give the green light for the sale as the manager didn’t want a distracted player sticking around.
Dembélé eventually signed for Lyon, but the season hasn’t exactly gone to plan for him so far, scoring just four goals in 12 games, which is a far cry from his Celtic hit rate.
What caught our eye was an article on Foot01 in France claiming that Goal had written about an alleged conversation between the striker and Bruno Génésio, where he criticised his manager’s style of play, which gives him few chances compared to what he’d used to under Brendan Rodgers at Celtic.
Unfazed, the coach reportedly replied that what Dembélé was doing was fine, and that his relationship with other players would just improve over time.
Quite interesting, right?
However, that, and Foot01 provide a link for it, does not appear in the Goal article.
Seeing as TopMercato also relay the mysteriously disappeared paragraph, it seems it’s just been deleted from the article.
Why? We don’t know, but if someone asked for it to be taken down, that’s never a good sign.
The pastures have yet to prove greener for Dembélé, that’s for sure.