Despite the maintenance obtained by FC Nantes, Sunday evening was determined in a stormy atmosphere at Beaujoire. President Waldemar Kita fears that this will end badly …
In Toulouse, it was the sacred union. AT Nantes, feelings were much more ambivalent before the Ligue 1 / Ligue 2 return jump-off at La Beaujoire. Canaries supporters were divided, between those who wanted to maintain their club at heart, and those who hoped that a descent in Ligue 2 would lead Waldemar Kita to sell the FCN, which remained a hypothetical scenario.
This is why, after the meeting and the maintenance provided by the men of Antoine Kombouaré, the Nantes evening shifted into a much darker, even macabre atmosphere. Several hooded Canaries supporters landed at La Beaujoire during an evening organized by the club. A waitress was then injured.
President Waldemar Kita and his Franck, hated by the Nantes ultras, had been gone for a few minutes. This made it possible to avoid a tragedy, according to the Franco-Polish businessman. “The police were there, you journalists were there, and you’re not doing anything?” What are you waiting for? That there is a death? This is what almost happened yesterday. The police and the town hall, where are they? And the prefect, where is he? Yesterday, the poor waitress (injured by beatings received, editor’s note) almost ended up in the hospital, perhaps disabled! What is that ? It’s a scandal what’s happening! I told the town hall, the prefect, the police, that in any case, as long as there is not one dead, no one will move. There has to be a death, it won’t be any other way. “
According to an employee of the club, this punitive expedition would have taken place in retaliation for a surreal scene which took place a few minutes earlier: the unearthing of the coffin of “FC Kita”, a priori by certain agents who work with the management (Mogi Bayat and Bakari Sanoga, unofficial sports directors of the club). We must therefore go back a week. Nantes supporters had symbolically buried a coffin in the name of “FC Kita” in front of Beaujoire, because they hoped that the match against Montpellier would be the last of the Kita era. The distinction is important, it was not the coffin of Waldemar himself, but that of his presidency. What the main interested party did not understand, let alone digested.
“It’s a tragedy what happened last week, we bury a guy alive. We bury a whole family, a whole club, plagued Waldemar Kita with Télénantes. Did the town hall or the préfet say something? Nothing ! Nobody ! Nobody moved, everyone attended, you would have been happy that they bury me, that we go down in the second division? Is that what you all wanted? Don’t talk to me about whether or not to stay! This is another problem. The problem is much more serious than that. I’m telling you, yesterday we avoided death. “