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Incidents in L1: Blanquer calls to be "firm" after "unacceptable" clashes


The Minister of National Education, Youth and Sports is calling for sanctions following the violence interviewed Wednesday evening in Ligue 1.

The recent incidents in Ligue 1 involving supporters, especially Wednesday at Angers-Marseille, are "

totally unacceptable

", said Thursday the Minister of National Education, Youth and Sports, Jean-Michel Blanquer, calling for be "



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This is obviously totally unacceptable. With (the Minister of the Interior) Gérald Darmanin we will probably take measures when it comes to events that happen outside the stadiums

”, he argued during an interview on the channel. LCI.

For the clashes in the stadiums, such as Wednesday in Angers, the minister returned the ball to the football authorities, the Professional Football League (LFP) and the French Football Federation, which he says he wants to "


". “

Some clubs have succeeded in the past in putting an end to this unbearable hooliganism. We will have further discussions with the League and the Federation on what is envisaged in this area,

”said the Minister. “

They have already reacted to two events that have gone way too far lately. Sanctions have been taken and we are going to ask what are the new measures envisaged to put an end to this,

”he continued.

“You have to be firm.

These are people who damage the image of sport, who overturn what sport should be, that is to say fraternity between citizens ”

Jean-Michel Blanquer


But there are people who should be banned from stadium in the future from the moment they have had this type of behavior,

" Jean-Michel Blanquer underlined, without specifying whether he thought to strengthen the existing provisions. , and which allow a prefect or the courts to pronounce stadium bans.

You have to be firm.

These are people who damage the image of sport, who overturn what sport should be, that is to say fraternity between citizens,

”concluded Jean-Michel Blanquer.

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French football has been confronted since the start of the season with a wave of supporters overflowing: projectiles thrown at the players, as during Montpellier-Marseille, invasion of the field and exchange of blows between supporters and players during Nice-Marseille, fights between opposing supporters during Lens-Lille ... Each time, the disciplinary committee of the LFP has cracked down, in particular through penalty matches behind closed doors.

Wednesday evening, the 7th day of Ligue 1 was again marred by incidents, in Angers where several dozen Marseille supporters left the visitor park and destroyed equipment before the stewards restore order, or in Montpellier. where a bus of Bordeaux supporters was targeted.

Source: lefigaro

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