Hope for an offbeat curfew was growing among football fans.
He just flew away.
No exemption from the curfew currently in force in France is envisaged on the occasion of the entry into contention of the French football team in the Euro, Tuesday evening, against Germany, indicated to this Saturday Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu.
"For the Euro match, which takes place in Germany, we cannot change the kick-off schedule, we can only do it when we can negotiate with the broadcasters", explained the minister on the sidelines of the Handball Final Four in Germany.
Tuesday, the France-Germany match scheduled for 9 p.m. should see crowded cafes terraces, until the final whistle which should occur around 10.50 p.m., ten minutes before the start of the curfew in France.
If there are not too many stoppages of play. "It's just to get in," blows a user.
Roland-Garros case law
However, Friday at Roland Garros, an exemption was granted to the French tennis federation so that the semi-final Nadal-Djokovic can end after 11:00 p.m., in the presence of the public.
The match finally ended at 11:20 p.m.
A decision that did not fail to make people cringe.
“When it is an event of international scope like Roland Garros, or national like France-Bulgaria football (on June 8 where 5,000 spectators had been authorized in a derogatory manner), we raise the subject with the CIC (Interministerial cell of crisis), the intergovernmental body which decides and there is a decision which is taken, ”she explained.
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“On the Nadal match against Djokovic on Friday, we were careful to start it early enough, but then we saw that it was going to fall on the curfew, and it was agreed that the federation could call at the government level and that's how we allowed the public to stay at that time ”. Note that the spectators present met the standards of the sanitary pass. The minister clarified that a generalization of exemptions for sporting events to come before June 30, the date of the end of the curfew, was not on the agenda.
“These are unique events in sport, it's not like going to the cinema or to a restaurant, where you can reschedule your restaurant, in sport, there is only one moment: we must therefore look on a case by case basis.
And at the same time, we cannot make a rule that is derogatory for all sporting events, ”she stressed.
“On the evening of June 8 (when there was a derogation for 5,000 people with the right to attend France-Bulgaria in friendly football, editor's note), there were 63 sports events.
We cannot check everything for 63 sporting events ”.
A decision on which Fabrice, a supporter of the Blues, quipped: "Tennis was able to welcome the public because it was a great match ... We could set up a commission of the beautiful game to decide not?
», Criticizes the forty-something.
So not convinced by this announcement.