December 8 – Extra away followers are being banned from attending matches in France after the loss of life of a supporter in Nantes final weekend prompted authorities to name for a crackdown on violence.
Sports activities minister Amelie Oudea-Castera mentioned this week that stopping away followers from travelling might assist restore calm.
Reims is the most recent membership to bar its followers travelling to away video games after this Sunday’s match at Good was recognized as “in danger” of violence.
“Stade de Reims has subsequently closed the sale of tickets within the guests’ sector for this match, and can mechanically refund all Reims followers who had already booked their tickets,” Reims mentioned.
Lens, Auxerre and Bordeaux will all have bans on away followers this weekend.
Lyon followers weren’t allowed to attend Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat at Marseille and Lens supporters have been banned from travelling to tonight’s match in Montpellier.
Marseille supporters at their Stade Velodrome deployed banners decrying such bans earlier than their crew’s match in opposition to Lyon.
“Banned from touring within the nation of freedoms. Right this moment greater than ever, freedom for ultras,” the message learn, in a reference to diehard followers usually described as ‘ultras’.
One fan group has taken authorized motion aimed toward stopping French authorities from banning away supporters attending some video games this weekend.
The Nationwide Supporters’ Affiliation has taken authorized motion difficult French authorities’ bans on away supporters at 4 video games this weekend, referring the matter to France’s highest administrative courtroom.
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