ASSE at the party, a rare decision fell

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On Saturday, ASSE plays its first match of the season in Dijon. A match which was initially to be played without the supporters of the Greens.

Indeed, on July 19, the prefect of Côte-d’Or decided to ban the presence of ASSE supporters in the DFCO stadium. The prefecture considered high the “proven risk of disturbing public order”, based on the apocalyptic scenario of the match between ASSE and Auxerre on May 29 during the L1-L2 return match. After the official relegation of the Greens, the lawn of the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium had been invaded and smoke bombs had been cracked in the direction of the locker rooms. Following these violent incidents, the LFP had been ruthless by inflicting three penalty points on AS Saint-Etienne as well as four games behind closed doors to start the 2022-2023 season.

ASSE with supporters in Dijon

Despite all these elements, the prefecture of Côte-d’Or turned around and finally made the decision to authorize the movement of Saint-Etienne supporters to Dijon this Saturday. Indeed, France 3 Regions explains that ASSE supporters have received authorization to go to the DFCO premises to encourage their team during the first match of the 2022-23 Ligue 2 season. conditions have nevertheless been defined to provide the most secure possible framework for the movement of supporters from Saint-Etienne to Dijon. The conditions imposed by the prefecture will be communicated by Wednesday evening. But whatever happens, it’s a great relief for the people of Saint-Etienne, not really used to this kind of lenient decision in recent years. Real good news for the supporters but also for the players of Laurent Batlles, who can count on the support of several hundred fans in Dijon on Saturday afternoon to encourage them.

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