Europa League: Rennes-Fenerbahçe represents a “serious risk”

Europa League: Rennes-Fenerbahçe represents a “serious risk”

Europa League: Rennes-Fenerbahçe represents a “serious risk”

The Europa League match Rennes-Fenerbahçe this Thursday represents a “serious risk“At the level of fans. Here is what the prefecture said on Monday to justify the limitation of the number of fans present to 19 thousand.

With a total capacity of nearly 30,000 seats, Roazhon Park will therefore only be two-thirds full, only the season ticket holders and 1,395 fans of the Turkish club escorted under escort to the visitor parking lot, mainly from Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands by public transport. , detailed during a press conference by Elise Dabouis, chief of staff of the prefect of Ille-et-Vilaine.

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According to Elise Dabouis, the prefecture is preparing to activate a crisis unit to suspend the game if necessary, so that it remains “a show for families” far from “excesses recently seen in other forums, casting a shadow on football, which is sad“.

For this match rated “3” on a scale of five levels of public order disturbance risk by the National Division for Combating Hooliganism (DNLH), the prefecture has provided a “enriched device“of 60 police officers, 20 additional members of the rapid intervention sections of the Loire-Atlantique and Calvados and asked for the reinforcement of two to three units of mobile forces.

Stade Rennais is mobilizing 160 security officers and 360 stewards to channel Turkish supporters known for “be demonstrative, use pyrotechnic devices and launch projectiles ” during sporting events, always according to the prefecture.

Following numerous meetings with the safety authorities of this Europa League match“, the Breton club, which represented its Turkish opponent during these talks and informed him of the system, chose to do so “do not open his ticket office to the public on Monday 12 September“, Reads a statement from the club.This decision saddens us but … stands out as the most responsible“, Concludes the Stade Rennais, while France fears of falling back into hooliganism after a 2021-2022 season marked by the excesses of the fans and the recent violence in Nice-Cologne in the Europa League Conference on Thursday.

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