Europe 1 with AFP 8:07 p.m., November 17, 2021, modified at 8:08 p.m., November 17, 2021

Four Angers supporters, aged 22 to 35, were indicted on Wednesday and will appear on March 30, following excesses during the SCO-Marseille match (0-0) on September 22 in Ligue 1. Three of between them are indicted for violence committed in a meeting in a sports arena.

Four Angers supporters aged 22 to 35 were indicted on Wednesday and will appear on March 30, following overflows during the SCO-Marseille match (0-0) on September 22 in Ligue 1, we have learned from the Angers prosecutor's office. Placed in police custody Wednesday morning, the four supporters are indicted for unauthorized entry into a sports competition with the intention of disturbing it, "a specific violation of the sports code". Three of them are also indicted for violence committed in a meeting in a sports venue, said the prosecutor of the Republic of Angers, Eric Bouillard. They would have committed this violence "either on stewards, or on opponents of the camp opposite the OM", detailed the magistrate.

The four supporters under judicial supervision

Pending their appearance before the criminal court, all four were placed under judicial supervision.

They are also banned from attending stadiums where Ligue 1 or Ligue 2 matches take place. A fifth man, "less involved", who was summoned Wednesday morning and did not show up, was finally heard.

He is also indicted for having entered the sports arena.

He is also summoned on March 30 but has not been placed under judicial supervision by then, said Bouillard.

Marseille supporters "will be heard later, but very quickly," said the prosecutor.

On September 22, after throwing firecrackers, several dozen Marseille supporters left the visitors' area to confront the Angevin ultras in the neighboring stand before the stewards restored order.

No one had been hurt.

At the beginning of October, the disciplinary commission of the Professional Football League had cracked down after these incidents, Marseille suffering in particular from a withdrawal of one point suspended.

Angers had been sanctioned with two matches behind closed doors for his Coubertin stand, including one suspended, and a fine of 20,000 euros.

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