A few days after the defeat of Nice against Nantes in the final of the Coupe de France (1-0), members of the Popular South tribune of the Allianz Riviera sang “He’s an Argentinian who doesn’t swim well, Emiliano underwater” around the 9th minute, in reference to the former N.9 of FC Nantes. The latter died at the beginning of 2019 while he was on board a private plane in the direction of Wales, where he came from to be transferred to the Cardiff club for 17 million euros.
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An incomprehensible attitude on the part of some of the Allianz Riviera supporters who did not fail to react. As soon as the final whistle was heard, the Nice club published a press release to condemn the behavior of its fans. “OGC Nice condemns in the strongest terms the song about Emiliano Sala heard Wednesday evening at the Allianz Riviera“said the Riviera club. “The club in no way recognizes its values or those of the entire red and black family in this unthinkable and abject provocation of a minority of its supporters”, continued the club, bringing “its support to the family and to the close to Emiliano Sala“.
Author of a double this Wednesday to overthrow the Greens, Andy Delort, the Aiglons striker, also did not want to let this filthy song pass and made it known on his social networks with a “For Emiliano”. And his coach Christophe Galtier also wanted to mark the occasion. With a strong speech at a press conference: “I have no words to describe what we heard. Upon returning to the locker room, there were no cries, no joy… but amazement. You can hear a lot of things in a football stadium. But there, where do insults against a deceased footballer come from. They came from a few people, but they weren’t just three. But let them stay at home with their bottles and their insults. If this is our society, we’re screwed. On behalf of my players, technical and medical staff, I apologize to Emiliano Sala’s family and to FC Nantes..”
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