The Professional Football League admits to being totally overwhelmed by the events at the end of the Nice-OM match and calls on the government.
From Monday, the day after a Nice-Marseille which we will qualify at least as stormy, and which could not go to its end, the political class seized on the subject. The Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports, in particular through a press release signed by Jean-Michel Blanquer and Roxana Maracineanu, the Minister for Sports. All agree that the troublemakers must be punished and that lasting solutions must be found to pacify the stadiums.
The Professional Football League (LFP), which on Sunday tried to push the 22 players to finish the match for reasons of public order, does not hide its powerlessness in the face of such excesses. Also its president, Vincent Labrune, he split a letter to the address of Gérald Darmanin, the Minister of the Interior, and Eric Dupond-Moretti, the Keeper of the Seals – among others – to demand more firmness and resources on the part of the State.
« Securing football matches and managing certain supporters are particularly complex, judge the former boss of loon in a letter partly relayed this Tuesday by RMC. Under these conditions, it seems important to me to alert you to express our concern to you and remind you that the powers of the LFP are, after all, quite limited to resolve these problems of violence and public order. »
And to add: ” It is essential that the troublemakers be sanctioned significantly and this requires joint action by clubs, authorities, local and national public authorities, but also and above all the justice system. […] I am therefore, as well as the LFP teams, at your disposal to participate in the work that you want to lead to fight against this worrying trend and provide lasting solutions for better security of football matches. »
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