The collective of victims of the Furiani tragedy in 1992 had been asking for it for years.
Parliament has granted its wish: from now on, there will be no more professional football matches on May 5, in tribute to the 18 dead and thousands of injured from the disaster.
Supported by the Corsican deputy Michel Castellani (Liberties and territories), the bill was adopted last February in the Assembly.
The senators voted on the text without modification in committee.
The identical vote in session, this Thursday, is therefore final adoption.
Of limited legal scope, the adoption of this text is however highly symbolic, a few months from the thirtieth anniversary of the tragedy of Furiani.
On May 5, 1992, a grandstand at the Armand-Cesari stadium (also known as Furiani, the name of the city where it was built) collapsed during the semi-final of the Coupe de France between Sporting Club Bastia and the 'Olympic Marseille.
The event had deeply marked France and in particular the world of football.
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