April 14, 2024

Habib Beye’s outcry after monkey cries in Nancy

Leaders of the French National League, Red Star had to be content with a 1-1 draw at Nancy on Wednesday. But the main thing was elsewhere for Audon coach Habib Beye. While the end of the match was tense to say the least, with players from both teams clashing after Hacene Benali pulled Gwilhem Tayot’s hair, and the visitors also having words with Marcel Picot supporters, the forme…

Leaders of the French National League, Red Star had to be content with a 1-1 draw at Nancy on Wednesday. But the main thing was elsewhere for Audon coach Habib Beye. While the end of the match was tense to say the least, with players from both teams clashing after Hacene Benali pulled Gwilhem Tayot’s hair, and the visitors also having words with Marcel Picot supporters, the former midfielder denounced racist shouting.

Things like that are allowed to happen in the stadium. Three of my players were called out by the tribune with mimes and monkey cries. I’ve got people telling me today that in a stadium you shouldn’t make things worse. We trivialize all these situations. Today, I’m not interested in the match, it’s faded from my memory. But if we let things like that happen, we won’t get anywhere. The problem is that it’s always the same, he told Canal+.

Deople can trivialize this kind of thing, but not me. I’ll always be against it. These are things that can’t happen. Three of my players said to me, ‘Coach, they’re miming monkey noises.’ It’s unacceptable, and what’s more, the Nancy players waved to their fans, he continued. If we accept this behavior… I don’t. I’ll always fight against these things, until the day I die. I hope this crowd will be punished because it’s unacceptable.