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Foot: Nice-Marseille interrupted after homophobic streamers


Foot: Nice-Marseille interrupted after homophobic streamers

Nice (AFP)

The meeting Nice-Marseille was interrupted for two banners and homophobic songs, Wednesday at the Allianz Riviera, match of the fourth day of Ligue 1, Wednesday, in a context of fighting against these behaviors in the stands.

The meeting resumed some ten minutes later.

Referee Clément Turpin interrupted the game in the 28th minute after several announcements from the announcer.

From the 17th minute, the ultras of the Southern People (former South Brigade), began to sing the song: "The Marseillais is p ...", followed by: "The League, you t" enc ... "

The announcer made an announcement in the 22nd minute: "We ask you to stop these insulting remarks, otherwise the match will be interrupted".

He again intervened in the 25th minute, the referee spoke to the captains, Dante (Nice) and Steve Mandanda (Marseille).

Two banners were also deployed in the stands, which read: "LFP / Instance: full parking for more gay stadiums", and "Welcome to the group Ineos (who has just bought the club, ed): to Nice also we like the pedal! "

The players returned to the locker room under the chant: "The League, we're going to ...".

"We will not stop all matches because there are morons", regretted the Nice environment Wylan Cyprien on Canal Plus, while condemning any discrimination.

Wednesday evening, the Disciplinary Committee of the Professional Football League (LFP) was to judge 18 cases of homophobic songs or banners in the stands of its professional leagues, the L1 and L2.

On August 16, Nancy-Le Mans, in L2, was arrested for a few minutes. Last weekend, Brest-Reims and Monaco-Nîmes were also briefly arrested.

© 2019 AFP

Source: france24

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