Blows, threats, insults … the Bobigny-Haguenau football match will continue on the legal ground

Saturday, we were able to talk a little football in Bobigny during the victory in the Coupe de France against Ivry (3-2). A parenthesis, because for a few days, the 93 club has found itself in turmoil after the accusations of the Haguenau club following the National 2 match (4th division) on October 9 (2-1 for Bobigny). As revealed by L’Équipe, several players and leaders of Haguenau will file a complaint on Monday at the police station of their municipality (Bas-Rhin).

Yann Diebold, who declared to have had “the perforated eardrum” will file a complaint for acts of “violence in meetings”. It all started with a verbal altercation just before half-time between FC 93 coach Bobigny, Himed Hamma and Haguenau manager Laurent Brengel. “I went to see the referee, I was unhappy because he had forgotten a penalty”, explains Hamma. The manager would have intervened and accuses Hamma of having threatened him by saying “I’m going to break your teeth”. “I am someone who always assumes but that I am not accused of something that I did not say or not do”, continues Hamma. The two men have, in any case, been expelled and are already suspended as a precaution.

“A feeling of insecurity”

The clashes then continued in the changing room corridor between players of the two teams. It all started when friends of the Haguenau player N’Singi Biziki, originally from Gonesse (Val-d’Oise), wanted to jump the barriers, but were prevented from doing so by the security service (two stewards from a company private and four from the club). The players and managers of Haguenau accuse the stewards of having hit them.

In the reports of the referee and the delegate, which we have consulted, the incidents are only briefly mentioned. “The visiting captain was not sure to resume the game, his team not feeling safe (I quote: we slapped when we got back to the locker room, showing his red neck and telling us that they had taken pictures of affected players) ”, Writes the delegate in his report. The Haguenau club then wrote a long letter to the FFF with testimonies, medical certificates and photos of the affected players who highlighted “a feeling of insecurity”. “We are thinking of the next clubs that will go there”, launches the president of Haguenau, Jean-Luc Kleinmann.

“We cannot accept that we are led to believe that in Bobigny, it is a lawless area”

Words that made the leaders of Bobigny jump. “We cannot accept that we are stigmatizing 93 and our Bobigny club in this way, that we are led to believe that with us, it is a lawless zone,” says Siné Dianoko, the technical director. We’ve been in National 2 for 4 years and there have never been any problems with us. We never had a report on the security level. We are the only N2 club to have so many stewards. When Sedan and Bastia came with their hundreds of supporters, it went well. Their leaders even congratulated us. When we go to play in the East, we often had special greetings, we hear strange things, but we never wanted to complain or go on that field. We should have… “

Since they face each other at this level, the two clubs have never maintained cordial relations. But their dispute will move to the field of justice. Bobigny decided to set up a case with his lawyer to defend himself. A video montage of the incidents is under development. A defamation complaint is also being considered. The disciplinary commission will hear the two clubs this Thursday.

“We are calm, warns Siné Dianoko. Haguenau’s accusations are serious and I hope for them that the facts they advance will be proven. They claimed that they had called the Bobigny police station and that no police came. This would be non-assistance to people in danger, but there is no evidence that they were indeed called. No hits were reported in the reports of the referees and delegates. And you think that if the safety of the Haguenau players was not ensured as they claim, the referees would have been crazy enough to resume the match? “

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