April 14, 2024

Labrune upholds ban on moves

The death of a Nantes fan in front of the Beaujoire on Saturday, on the sidelines of the league match between FCN and OGC Nice, should not be without consequences for French soccer. On Monday, the President of the French Professional Football League, Vincent Labrune, spoke out in favor of strong measures. These include a ban on away fan travel.

The phenomena of violence th…

The death of a Nantes fan in front of the Beaujoire on Saturday, on the sidelines of the league match between FCN and OGC Nice, should not be without consequences for French soccer. On Monday, the President of the French Professional Football League, Vincent Labrune, spoke out in favor of strong measures. These include a ban on away fan travel.

The phenomena of violence that have hit our society so hard recently are not the exclusive preserve of soccer, he told RMC. We need to take radical measures in the environment of our sport in order to perto strike a blow.

On the same line as the Minister of Sports

Earlier in the day, on France Inter, the Minister of Sports Amélie Oudéa-Castéra had herself mentioned such an appeal. It’s just not possible to go on like this. We need a global initiative, a global response. And a radical situation calls for radical measures. […] I think that for the time being, we need to focus on travel. I think it’s inescapable that there should be a time to return to a situation of less violence. It’s not possible for the forces of law and order to be so overstretched, for property to be destroyed, for buses to be destroyed.e.