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"The image of the region is affected": Lens condemns the incidents that occurred during the North derby


The Lensois club wanted to react after the pathetic spectacle in the stands during the shock against Lille and the invasion of the field.

After the actions, the words.

RC Lens condemned on Saturday the incidents that occurred at half-time in the North derby between Lens and Lille and which left six light injuries and resulted in two arrests, according to the sub-prefecture.

It took place in some confusion.

Of course, any act of violence is condemned by RC Lens.

Unfortunately, the image of the region is affected by what has happened,

”RC Lens general manager Arnaud Pouille told the press.


There were no serious injuries, there were six evacuations to the hospital but for minor injuries (Lensois side because they went over the gates).

There was a Lille person arrested who had launched a siege and a Lensois supporter also arrested for having launched a siege on a CRS and who will be judged in immediate appearance

", declared for his part on Saturday evening to AFP the sub-prefect by Lens Jean-François Raffy.

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The land invasions during Lens-Lille.

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At half-time, Lille supporters wanted to go over the gates to compete with Lensois in the neighboring stand, the CRS intervened immediately.

The Ultras Lensois seeing that their colleagues were attacked returned (on the lawn, editor's note) to protect them, but the CRS intervened immediately, there was no generalized confrontation

, ”said Mr. Raffy.

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Before the meeting, an offensive tifo targeting Lille had been brandished by the ultras Blood and Gold. “

We knew a text, which was not exactly the one on the banner.

These are elements that are being controlled, the tifo would have changed.

(...) I have no opinion to express except that it is not the most soothing tifo that can exist ...

”, explained Arnaud Pouille.

I have a clear idea of ​​the facts but I don't want to influence anyone.

You saw the images and the unfolding ... There were a few gestures that set fire to the powder and a reaction that is damaging,

”he added.

The land invasions during Lens-Lille.


The RCL, which receives Strasbourg on Wednesday (9:00 p.m.) during the 7th day of L1, risks being subject to several sanctions such as a closed session. The Disciplinary Commission of the Professional Football League (LFP) should request the opening of an investigation. The start of the second period was delayed by half an hour after the invasion of the lawn by dozens of Lensois supporters, who headed for the parking of their Lille rivals. The match was finally able to resume and Lens won 1-0. These events come four weeks after the violent clashes between players, spectators and members of the team during Nice-OM. The LFP sanctioned the Nice club with three matches behind closed doors and the withdrawal of one point. The match will be replayed on neutral ground. "

I will not talk about Nice-Marseille, these are very different circumstances, even if they are close events. No player in the game has been affected,

”said the general manager of RCL on Saturday evening.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2021-09-18

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