Christophe Galtier, the Nice coach, suspected that he would be questioned, during the press conference before the Nice-Lille match of the 37th day, on his statements after the Nice-ASSE match (4-2) where ultras Nice had sung an unworthy song, insulting the memory of the ex-Nantais Emiliano Sala who died in January 2019 in a plane crash.
After the match, Galtier reacted with immense class, stigmatizing the stupidity of those who thought they were funny but were only pathetic.
Actions taken up by the LFP and which could penalize the Aiglons, trapped by an uncontrollable part of their Ultras.
This time, Galtier wanted to take a step back but supported the idea of a tribute from the entire Allianz Riviera in the 9th minute of Nice-Lille to Emiliano Sala.
“I spoke with my heart, my sensitivity.
The next day, I switched to preparing for the match against Lille, ”explained Christophe Galtier this Friday.
Invited to comment on the statement of justification of the ultras of the Riviera, Galtier did not disassemble: “This statement has the right to exist.
Everyone has their own way of analyzing.
Am I worried about something about me in tomorrow's game?
I hope that the whole stadium encourages the team, which has been fighting for eight months for a European place.
“I do not know the decisions that will be made, whether on the side of the supporters or the authorities.
I saw things happen on the disciplinary committee, I don't know what will happen.
We must return to calm and the essential: the competition.
I don't know if we will be sanctioned.
Our sporting duty is to win matches.
Let's win the games on the pitch and I'm convinced that if we win our last two games, we'll have had a great season.
(…) I saw that Mr. Estrosi (Editor's note: the mayor of Nice) wanted the stadium to pay tribute to Sala in the 9th, it's a very good idea.