In the fight to stay in Ligue 1, AS Saint-Etienne will receive Reims in a Stade Geoffroy-Guichard behind closed doors on Saturday. The supporters of the Greens are sanctioned for the use of pyrotechnic devices. An excessive measure in the eyes of coach Pascal Dupraz, who cited Nice fans to defend his own.
AS Saint-Etienne really didn’t need that. Two days before the end of the championship, the current Ligue 1 play-off will host Reims in a completely empty Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. The Saint-Etienne club had been sent behind closed doors following the numerous pyrotechnic devices used during the match against AS Monaco (1-4 defeat) on April 23. These slippages had notably caused an interruption of the game and the threat of a definitive stoppage in the event of a recurrence.
💬 “We are still in the race to maintain ourselves. We are in the game. Collective action will ensure that AS Saint-Étienne will remain in Ligue 1 Uber Eats.”
– AS Saint-Etienne (@ASSEofficiel) May 13, 2022
A scenario already seen in Saint-Etienne in the season, hence the severity of the disciplinary committee. But for Pascal Dupraz, the authority has taken an excessive measure. And to better defend his supporters, the coach of the Greens took the example of the Nice fans, authors of the insulting song towards the late Emiliano Sala. ” I’m sorry but according to my answer, I’m going to get shotfirst reacted the technician. We need our supporters here more than anywhere else because they are better than anywhere else. But for them, we can get up the loaves (sic)! »
Dupraz attacks the ultras from Nice
” I did not see many people in danger against Monaco. Firecrackers and rockets were lit, it was nice. But obviously it is forbidden and there are certainly good reasons why they are not allowed. Me, I prefer that to mentally deficient songs (sic) “, dropped Pascal Dupraz, without citing the ultras of the Popular South. A priori, his remarks should not offend the Gym which has already sanctioned one of its own. This Friday, the Riviera club announced a stadium ban for the “capo” of the stand concerned. No doubt this fan will not be the only one “ stupid » punished.