The football match could have turned into a tragedy last Sunday. The players of the Immaculée club, named after a district of Saint-Nazaire, travel to Donges, in the fourth departmental division. During the meeting, a fight broke out. A simple reflection made by a Dongeois on the ground provokes an extremely violent reaction from one of his opponents. The 33-year-old Nazairien strangles him in the middle of a match.
“What happened is inadmissible”denounces the senior coach of FC Immaculée, Romain Misse, definitively exclusive his player within an hour of the game. But the damage is done, and it is any club that will suffer, fears the president Sora Busson. “It’s sad because we’ve been trying for several years to have our image assessed.she lets go. That of a neighborhood youth club.”
A complaint for “intentional blows and injuries”
Following the attack, the meeting is definitively stopped. The 22-year-old victim is taken to hospital. Firefighters and gendarmes then occur on the scene. The young man immediately filed a complaint for “intentional assault and battery“. This violent aggression is not not an isolated case in the world of amateur football. “Last year, in a futsal match, someone got a screwdriver in the chest, remembers Romain Misse. In another match, also in the campaign, it was a player who came back with a weapon…”
Frankly, it’s sad! It’s everywhere !
A violence that is not reserved for opposing meetings of neighborhood clubs, he warns. “Frankly, it’s sad! It’s everywhere! There are country clubs, slightly more upscale clubs where there are fights. And yes, there are more and more of them on the pitch.” Without forgetting racial slurs during matches, laments the Saint-Nazaire coach. On almost every trip, he says. And according to him, they are only too little sanctioned: “Sometimes these behaviors or these words disgust the foot a little!”