AS Saint-Etienne : Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu targeted by provocations from ASSE supporters | ASSE News

A special spectator at the Cauldron this Saturday, February 05. The Minister of Sports was in the stands to watch the match between Saint-Etienne and Montpellier. A visit to discuss the end of the gauges with the leaders of ASSE. The Greens won 3-1 with two late goals in added time in front of 21,000 spectators. In the ranks of supporters, provocative banners were first intended for the players. “There’s still time to stop being dumb” could we read at the start of the match.

“Qatar, China, Romeyer, the tour of dictators for Roxana”, could one read on a banner intended for the Minister of Sports © Radio France
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The Minister of Sports also targeted

Some banners also targeted the Minister of Sports.Qatar, China, Romeyer, the tour of dictators for Roxana”, one could read on a banner intended for Roxana Maracineanu. “I who was born in a dictatorship, I could talk about it for hours, but we don’t have time, the match will resume“said the Minister, invited to react at half-time. The supporters who took out another banner which read: “Ban on travel until the end of the season for a few torches… You are the most enlightened! “. The Kop Sud which pushed vice by cracking around thirty smoke bombs.

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I remind you that smoke bombs are prohibited – Roxana Maracineanu, Minister of Sports

I remind you that smoke bombs are prohibited. If they’re banned, they’re dangerous.“reacted the Minister of Sports. Roxana Maracineanu who proposed that a lump sum fine be put in place. It will be voted on in the law which is currently passing through the National Assembly and which will be voted on at the end of the month. “Calculating, that’s about 15,000 euros. I would like these 15,000 euros in fixed fines to be reinvested in raising awareness against the homophobic songs of supporters“, confided the Minister.

Favorable to the supervised use of smoke bombs

Some clubs have been able to experiment with the supervised use of smoke bombs in stadiums. A measure that the Minister of Sports does not rule out developing. “The deputies intend to register it in a more permanent way in the organization of football. I have nothing against smoke bombs, it’s something magnificent in a stadium, but it is a practice to be supervised. They should not be banned“, concluded Roxana Maracineanu.