OGC Nice has decided to crack down.
Two days after the sad songs heard at the Allianz Riviera on the occasion of the reception of Saint-Etienne (4-2), the Riviera club took the decision to apply "
a message of tolerance 0
", can we read in a press release.
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The ''capo'' who animated the stand on Wednesday was thus served with a commercial stadium ban by the club.
It takes effect from this weekend
, specifies the press release from Nice.
This in-depth work will continue in the coming days, in particular during the investigation carried out by our services and the authorities following the complaints filed.
A decision therefore taken after the songs insulting the memory of the former Nantes striker Emiliano Sala.
An individual sanction justified by President Jean-Pierre Rivère: “
Faced with the intolerable, what are the measures at our disposal, close a whole platform?
Punish more than 5,000 people without distinction?
It is unfair and inefficient.
Our desire is that only identified troublemakers be punished.
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We are appalled by the lyrics sung on Wednesday evening,
regrets the President of the Riviera.
We immediately expressed our indignation, and a feeling of shame invaded each of us.
Such an act is unjustifiable.
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Rivère and the Nice staff are urging the stands to show a completely different behavior this Saturday, for the reception of Lille on the occasion of the 37th day of Ligue 1: "
On a daily basis, OGC Nice carries all other values
We therefore encourage our public to affirm it forcefully on Saturday evening by once again paying tribute, in the most vibrant way possible, to the memory of Emiliano Sala, in the 9th minute of the match, as he knew how to do after his tragic disappearance in 2019.