Football – Champions League
Like those that occurred at the Stade de France before the Champions League final on May 28, incidents have continued to increase in France in recent years. Traveling to Clichy, this Wednesday, the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, spoke of the scenes of violence, which marred the C1 final, but also several Ligue 1 matches this season.
Despite a victory for real Madrid (1-0) in the final of Champions Leaguethe atmosphere was not very festive at St Denis on May 28. Indeed, the evening was, above all, marked by the incidents that occurred near the Stade de France. Scenes, which have gone around the world and which have angered some supporters, in particular Liverpool. The list is long: between intrusion without a ticket, child inhaling tear gas, theft and violence, the evening turned into a disaster. ” No football fan should be put in this situation, and it must not happen again,” communicated theUEFA a few days later, apologizing. Several investigations are underway. Vincent Labrunpresident of the Professional Football League, recently declared: We must be the leaders of modern and innovative football and in no way those of chaos and war in the stadiums.. This is not the first incident that has taken place in France this year, we can in particular mention the incidents between Nice and OM in League 1.
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—Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) June 8, 2022
“We must banish incivility and violence from sport. »
Traveling to Clichy, this Wednesday, Emmanuel Macron referred to the incidents that occurred in League 1but also at Stade de France.:” I salute the commitment of President Labrune and President Le Graët and the spirit of responsibility of many athletes. Dmitri [Payet], as you mentioned, himself had very strong and very responsible remarks when he was attacked on the lawn. I think transparency is very important. We must and we can all improve. This is what the Minister of Sports, the Minister of the Interior and the Prime Minister will do. Reports will be made, we will also work with the federation, UEFA, to draw all the consequences of what we have just experienced. » The president of the Republic then confided in the solutions to be provided: “More generally, this is the lesson I want to draw from everything that we have experienced recently and in recent years: sport is a wonderful discipline which is good for the body and the mind. It is necessary to drive out incivility and violence from sport. We obviously have to prepare so that, in major events, there is no room for violence outside the stadium and in the stadium. You have to be intractable in professional or amateur sport to say that hate speech, racism and homophobia have no place in stadiums. None. There is a very important work with the federations to be intractable, to be rigorous and prevent with the clubs and the supporters, to train the supporters, to change the mentality. »
“A work of education”.
Emmanuel Macronlater appealed to the respect and values of sport: “ It is educational work. From an early age, with school, sports clubs, federations, it must be said that when you love a sport, you love the discipline that goes with it. When we shout, when we are violent, when we insult, when we make racist, anti-Semitic or homophobic remarks, we don’t like sport. This is not the value of sport. The value of sport is to respect a referee, to respect his opponent, to know how to play with his teammates in a collective sport, to have group disciplines even in individual disciplines like judo. That’s sport, nothing else. Sometimes, we lost it by considering that rites or habits could be taken and that we had tolerated. No. All those involved in sport must help us to no longer tolerate it. We are intractable, we are all responsible, and we will educate differently “he confided in remarks reported by RMC Sports.