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Police called to Scott Sports headquarters

Published April 4, 2024

(BRAIN) — Police were reportedly called to Scott Sports headquarters in Switzerland on Wednesday afternoon to respond to what officials said was "a dispute between managers." 

DayFR Euro reports that several vehicles belonging to Fribourg police were spotted parked outside the Scott Sports headquarters in Givisiez on Wednesday afternoon. Fribourg police spokesperson Bertrand Ruffieux told Euro Day France: "Nothing serious happened. We intervened in a civil matter, a dispute between managers. In this type of case, the police are called to the scene to find a way to open a discussion, and for people to understand each other. But there are no injured or anyone arrested."

It's not known if the police presence is related to a dispute between Beat Zaugg and Scott's majority owner, Youngone. Last week Youngone announced that Zaugg was being replaced as CEO, but on Monday Zaugg told BRAIN that he was still in charge. On Monday Zaugg told BRAIN he planned to meet with the company's board on Tuesday. The DayFR article said the police activity and the dispute were "linked," without citing a source for that connection.

We have contacted relevant parties at Scott Sports and Youngone for comment and will provide an update when we have more information. 

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