The minister responsible for Sports, Roxana Maracineanu, has brandi Monday, the threat of a return to the lockup in the stages after the controversy of the friendly match Paris SG-Beveren.Friendly Match between Olympique lyonnais OGC Nice at Groupama Stadium in Lyon, on July 4, 2020 . (RICHARD MOUILLAUD / MAXPPP)
The supporters of Paris Saint-Germain are pointed out in the past week to have forgotten the gestures of the barriers on an evening when their club played a friendly match at the Parc des Princes. But while a new match is scheduled for this Tuesday, July 21, at 19h, the minister of Sports, Roxana Maracineanu warned : the return of the camera is a possibility in case of non-compliance with the measures. Patrick Wolff, president of the national Association of professional team sports leagues (ANLSP), told Franceinfo on Tuesday, that he hopes that the fans of the PSG will “lead by example”.
“It is the survival of a number of sports”
“I hope that their attitude will serve as an example to many of the world because there is an issue, and then one is in front of the economic sectors (events, sporting, cultural) that are such that if there should be serious consequences, we replongerait in something that you are trying to avoid at all costs”, was developed by Patrick Wolff, announcing that the aim is to “start the season official with stadiums full”. “It’s more than an option. It is a reflection that is being pushed. The decision will be made at the end of the tests.”
“It is the survival of a number of sports, not only professional teams, but also individual professionals. The economic equilibrium can not be done with five thousand spectators per game, this is not possible. 85% of the revenue of the football it is that of television rights, it is 15% in rugby and almost nothing in other sports. If there are no spectators, there is no survival possible.”
“We need a collective awakening”
The president of the national Association of professional team sports leagues has also stressed the importance in terms of image while the country has made a particular choice in the area. “There is another aspect, France has an option of camera to be able to restart as soon as possible with spectators. I hope that, for once, everyone will be aware that it can serve as an example and not a counter-example. It is necessary that there is a collective awareness.”