an evil that is not only French

TO ANALYSE – The recent incidents in Ligue 1 with the invasion of the field during Nice-OM and more recently in Lens-Lille tarnish the image of one of the favorite sports competitions of the French.

The Northern derby between Lens and Lille interrupted Saturday, September 18 for more than thirty minutes after the invasion of the field by supporters of the two teams: the scene echoes that equally scandalous and reprehensible interview during the Nice-Olympique de Marseille on August 22 during the third day of Ligue 1.

That day, some Riviera fans showed their willingness to do battle with the Olympians on the pitch, following the return of a bottle of water from Dimitri Payet to the stands. The climate has become detestable and anxiety-provoking, with families and children coming to the stadium to attend the party and the return of the public after months of deprivation of liberty. In the end, the meeting was stopped (it is postponed to October 27).

So many sequences that have not stopped – while the 2021-2022 edition of the French championship lets a breath of fresh air dawn on the field with exciting teams and offensive coaches – to tarnish

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