Before the curfew came into effect, thousands of Rennes supporters took advantage of their last evening, Friday, to attend the Ligue 1 match against Angers.
From now on, the meetings will have to be followed by the supporters from their sofa.
Except maybe the next game, which will be played at 5 p.m. next weekend.
While the curfew, extended to 38 departments, will apply from 9 p.m. Saturday, supporters of the Stade Rennais have had permission from midnight on Friday.
For this last evening before weeks of confined night, several thousand people took the opportunity to go to the stadium to attend the Ligue 1 match against Angers.
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"Not the same as at the stadium, but you have to take precautions"
At 10:50 p.m., when the final whistle blows, it's not a match that ends, but more generally the next football evenings at the stadium.
Because from now on, the meetings programmed in the evening will have to be followed from the house, to the great regret of the Rennes supporters.
"It's the last one before the curfew, so we're going to watch the matches on TV, as a family," says Damien.
"It's not the same as at the stadium, but we must also take precautions. We can see that the context is tense at the moment."
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"We will arrive in Angers at 1 am, after the curfew"
Since that night, everyone is now at home between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., in Rennes as in Angers, a city that the players from Maine-et-Loire have joined in their bus, driven by Michel.
"We will arrive at 1 am, after the curfew," he said at the microphone of Europe 1. And like everyone else, the passengers had to be in order.
"Each player on the bus must have his certificate. If they do not have it, 32 people can be fined," continues the driver.
If the health situation improves, the two clubs can hope to play in front of the public next weekend.
Indeed, Rennes will host Brest at 5 p.m. and Angers will host Nice at 3 p.m.
Schedules that give the few supporters time to return home before the curfew.