At the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium,
We suspected that even behind closed doors, a new disappointment from Saint-Etienne against the Stade de Reims this Saturday would not guarantee calm around the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium. Around midnight, about an hour after the final whistle of a rout (1-2) sending ASSE back to the red zone (19th), one match from the end of the season, more than a hundred he ultras of the club have indeed landed near the Cauldron.
Hooded and masked, for some of them, they then cracked many pyrotechnic devices in front of the gates of the stadium, shouting “Direction resignation”. Between 30 and 40 smoke bombs were launched inside the enclosure, causing fires to start, quickly brought under control by security, at the level of a television control van located there.
These Saint-Etienne supporters were dispersed in about ten minutes by the police mobilized in Saint-Etienne despite the context behind closed doors, and these were reinforced by a water launcher. A new sign that the next few weeks promise to be extremely tense for the Greens, on the verge of returning to Ligue 2, for the first time in 18 years.