Paris Saint-Germain hosts this Tuesday evening at Celtic Glasgow in a friendly match, four days after the receipt of Waasland-Beveren. 5000 supporters had attended the meeting. The behaviour of the ultras in the face of the rules of social distancing had been heavily criticized.Friday, 17 July, nearly 600 ultras gathered at the bottom of the stands of the Parc des Princes during the friendly meeting face-to-Waasland-Beveren (BRUNO FAHY / BELGA MAG)
On the occasion of the game against Waasland-Beveren last Friday, the virage Auteuil at the Parc des Princes sang in unison. At the bottom of the forum, 600 ultras parisians were bonded to each other, some bare-chested, others with larger flags. On the images, we saw a few masks on the nose and mouth of those fans. However, the rules of detachment physics had been announced.
“In the stadium there were plenty of empty spaces so I think they would have been better to divide the people. At the level of the health security they would have been able to do better,” responds Allan, present at the stadium that evening, as Leo : “there were 2 seats gap to the minimum. But not necessarily at the level of the ultras”.
I don’t know if the ultras had the same rules as nousLéoà franceinfo
The right to a second chance
The images have caused outrage to a party of French sport, before the main group of ultra-parisian no excuse. The Paris-saint-Germain seems to have heard that awareness, and has allowed fans to return to the Park, this Tuesday, July 21, against Celtic Glasgow. The national Association of leagues of professional sports was first criticised the attitude of the suporters out, but its president Patrick Wolff is ready to give them a second chance.
“There is a right to be wrong in everything. Many things can be understood in their behavior : two and a half months without seeing their team, the frustration, the friends that we have not seen for a long time…“
I think it can serve as an example for the suitePatrick Wolffà franceinfo
“I don’t see why we don retenterai not a second shot, from the moment they are empowered. I saw their statements, it is necessary to give them a chance. We will have a chance to have the stadiums full in good conditions and this unfortunate incident will have been worthwhile, “says Patrick Wolff
A “share of responsibility” of the clubs
However, compliance to sanitary rules also depends on the clubs after Frank Lemann, president of the French Federation of Rugby Fans : “we can not rely on good hygiene to 100% on the good will of the fans.
If the clubs had asked supporter groups to better spread in the tribune he would not have had this event.Frank Lemannà franceinfo
“I think they have a share of the responsibility in putting in place good hygiene and good manners to respect them“.
The attitude of the ultras parisians will therefore be observed a magnifying glass during the encounter against Celtic. They have promised to abide by the health rules, in order to quickly find the stands full.