On the opening of the score of the France team, the vast majority of the public remained seated, on the sports field of the Champs de Mars, in Creil (Oise).
A surprising scene, but one that you will have to get used to in the fan-zones of this Euro football which is being held in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis.
While many cities have backed down from the strict organizational conditions demanded by the state, the capital of southern Oise was keen to maintain the event for the entry into the competition of France, this Tuesday evening, facing the 'Germany.
However, it is on a plot of nearly 10,000 m2, whose entry was limited to 500 people, that this fan-zone intended for a family audience is organized.
Employees of the city's Youth and Sport services count entries and exits, others are posted on certain exits that free-riders could use.
“Until the last moment, we waited for the green light,” breathes Nasser, from the company AI Évents, which provided the organization.
The public was supervised by employees of the city's Youth and Sport services.
With the size of the field, it is difficult to realize that there are 500 people as the public seems sparse.
Wearing a mask is generally respected.
“Emergency exits, display of barrier gestures and no reunification outside the family,” lists Nourddine Bougdaoua, director of the youth service, who lists the conditions for holding the event.
Regularly, he takes the microphone to remind people to stand at least three feet away.
"After the Covid, we go outside at the slightest opportunity"
Some came with friends, others with family.
Like Magassoiba, who watches the game with his four children.
“After the Covid, we go outside at the slightest opportunity,” he laughs.
There is also to watch football, the children play next door, everyone is happy.
If some reminder of the instructions had to be carried out, the public played along. Simon Gourru
In a good-natured atmosphere, some boo at the slightest technical break, others challenge their favorite player.
For Adem, 9, and his brother, Djibril, 8, they are respectively Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema.
Their father, Nouhmane, would have preferred to watch the match on TV.
"It's mainly to please them," he sighs.
After months locked up, it feels good to go out and find a friendly atmosphere.
“Which should be renewed for each of the matches of the France team.