Eleven Saint-Étienne supporters judged on Wednesday after the excesses of the match of the rise of AJA in Ligue 1

“An extra of ardour, an extra of anger”: eleven Saint-Etienne supporters have been tried on Wednesday November 16 for violence in Could throughout their workforce’s final Ligue 1 championship match towards Auxerre (then within the Ligue 2) and towards whom penalties of as much as jail have been requested.

On the finish of a day of listening to, the judgment of the correctional courtroom of Saint-Etienne was put underneath deliberation on November 23.

Relegation of Saint-Étienne, rise of AJA

On Could 29, 2022, throughout this play-off match on the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium (1-1, 4-5 on penalties) which noticed the relegation of the Greens to Ligue 2, smoke bombs and projectiles have been notably launched within the stands, inflicting tens of hundreds of euros in harm. AJA had, for its half, ratified its rise in Ligue 1 on this event.

AJA had endorsed its rise to Ligue 1 on this event. Picture Marion Boisjot

On the listening to, the statements of the defendants, aged 21 to 34, claiming to have “discovered on the bottom on the foot of the stands” the smoke bombs that they launched from the garden, didn’t persuade the general public prosecutor.

“We weren’t in a match of insanity, however in acts of delinquency”, declared the deputy prosecutor who claimed in his indictment “stadium bans of two to 5 years”, relying on the case and penalties from 4 months suspended sentence to eight months agency.

On Could 29, AJA moved as much as Ligue 1 by happening penalties in Saint-Étienne

“Extra of anger”

The protection legal professionals underlined for his or her half that their shoppers “work and aren’t hooligans (…). All of them love ASSE and let themselves be carried away spontaneously, with out session between them, by an extra of ardour, an extra of anger”.

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A number of movies taken by the cameras of the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium have been projected within the courtroom, exhibiting from totally different angles an invasion of the garden by a number of hundred folks, the firing of a number of dozen smoke bombs in direction of the official stand, inflicting fires to start out. Tear fuel grenades fired by the gendarmes had allowed the evacuation of the garden.

“We should not make examples of them”, nonetheless declared the consultant of the prosecution in regards to the defendants, who all expressed remorse, contemplating that many different perpetrators of the violence that day had handed by means of the meshes of the web.

Eleven extremely supporters of Saint-Étienne despatched again to correctional after the incidents towards Auxerre

Me Laurent Vérilhac, of the protection, insisted on “the values ​​of dedication, solidarity and generosity of which the teams of supporters carry (notice: Magic Followers and Inexperienced Angels)”to which a lot of the defendants belong, and “the not fully wholesome relationship that exists with the membership which in the present day is a civil occasion”.

Along with ASSE, the Skilled Soccer League and the metropolis of Saint-Étienne have been represented on the listening to on Wednesday. Complaints for 80,000 euros in harm to the stadium amenities and for six,000 euros in harm to the general public house, outdoors the sports activities enclosure, have been filed shortly after the occasions.

With AFP
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