The excesses observed at the Allianz-Riviera on Sunday evening during the L1 match between Nice and Marseille did not fail to challenge the government.
Spectators invading the lawn to do battle with the players, exchanges between staffs, managers and actors of a football match turning into a rat race and completely outdated competent bodies, this is the sad spectacle offered on Sunday at the Allianz -Riviera to the observers who followed the debates between l’OGC Nice and loon.
Inevitably, these deplorable scenes alerted the political class, and of course the government, which did not fail to react on Monday in the aftermath of the events. ” The events that occurred during Nice-Marseille are extremely serious. Because there can be no tolerance for such acts, Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of National Education, Youth and Sports, and Roxana Maracineanu, Minister responsible for Sports, will support any legal action initiated in the against those responsible for these unspeakable acts », Can we read today in a press release from the ministry concerned.
The Gym’s responsibility mentioned
« To physically attack the players in the game is not acceptable, beyond the disciplinary sanctions that the Professional Football League will make, the people who sowed chaos must answer for their actions. That spectators, players and staff cannot participate in a match without feeling safe is unacceptable. The ministers send their full support to the players and supervisors targeted by these attacks “, Continues the press release, insisting on the legal aspect:” From a judicial point of view, they trust the competent authorities to take exemplary sanctions and will support any development of the legislative arsenal aimed at strengthening the sanctions to prevent such acts from happening again. »
And to conclude, not without placing the LFP and the Gym in front of their responsibilities: ” Regarding the work with the Professional Football League with which the ministries are in permanent contact, they will carefully look at the conclusions of the disciplinary committee concerning the aspects related to the security of the stadium of the organizing club, the incidents on the ground, the match and its result. They will also continue to work with the LFP on the evolution of regulations and the empowerment of stakeholders and supporters. The ministers want the leaders of football and sport in general to show solidarity with their common ambition aimed at combating all forms of violence or incivility in stadiums and on the grounds. »
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