Good may have a tier in its stadium closed for a house match, whereas Marseille’s supporters will be unable to attend an away sport.
The higher tier of the Tribune Sud stand of Good’s Allianz Riviera stadium will probably be closed for its match in opposition to Lille Saturday, following the ruling from the self-discipline fee of the Ligue de Soccer Professionnel (LFP).
The sport was halted for 10 minutes in the course of the first half by referee Clement Turpin, with gamers escorted off the pitch.
One of many banners in query criticized the French soccer league for approving extra fenced off sections in stadiums, saying it will make “stadiums extra homosexual,” with one other showing to discuss with Good’s new proprietor, the British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, who accomplished a takeover reported to be value about $100 million.
Ratcliffe additionally owns the Staff Ineos biking outfit. The banner used a play on phrases with the phrase “pedale,” which interprets as “pedal” in French however can be used as a homophobic slur.
After the sport, Good supervisor Patrick Vieira known as the habits of the Good followers “unacceptable” and praised the referee’s choice to take the gamers off the pitch.
Marseille’s punishment pertains to chants heard in a sport in opposition to south coast rivals Monaco on September 15 and prevents followers attending the Ligue 1 conflict in Amiens on October four.
Marseille’s “guests park” will even be closed for the journey to Amiens.
Forward of this season, referees in France got new powers to cease matches within the occasion of homophobic habits.
Earlier in August, a second-tier match between Nancy and Le Mans was suspended after supporters sang homophobic songs.