Monday, March 4, 2024

France forbids Sevillistas from entering Lens

The French Government announced at the end of Sunday the prohibition of the Sevillistas to accompany their team to Lens in the last game of the group stage of the Champions League, where the one from Nervión is in danger of being third and falling to Europe. The announcement was made by Gerald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior, and the reason was the death of a Nantes fan in Nice.

“We made the decision together with the Minister of Sports and the President of the League to ban visiting fans from entering after the death of the Nantes fan. I recently banned the entry of Sevilla fans to Lens, so we need to discuss this issue quickly,” said the French minister.

Sevilla will try to find a solution with UEFA. Above all, because the presence of more than half a thousand Sevillistas is expected in the French city and because some of them, in fact, are already in French territory. If the first team travels with 14 casualties, it looks like the absences will only increase in the stands.

Sevilla’s statement

Sevilla, through a post on social networks, clarified that it was not informed by UEFA or the French Government that its fans could not travel to Lens and showed its disapproval of this decision.

“Sevilla FC would like to clarify that, until now, it has not received any official communication from the French authorities or from UEFA supporting such a point, although it understands that the French government is determined to implement the step according to the words of its spokesperson. Sevilla FC is against this step because it considers that it harms its fans in particular and football in general with disproportionate measures that seem unreasonable . “Sevilla FC is taking steps with the Spanish government to try to ensure that this measure of prohibition is not used because many fans have flights and trips to France confirmed to watch the match against Lens. “

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