Incidents broke out on Friday, October 22 in the early evening, during the pre-match protocol between Saint-Etienne and Angers during the 11e Ligue 1 day.
The meeting did not start on time (9 p.m.) due to damage caused to the goal nets during the invasion of the lawn by several ultras from the Saint-Etienne club, where they lit rockets and other smoke.
During the warm-up, the kops had deployed banners stigmatizing Claude Puel, the coach, the leaders and the players, guilty according to them of the chaos in which their team finds itself.
Angry Saint-Etienne supporters. Delayed kickoff #ASSESCO https://t.co/sweNClLQHE
Threats against Puel
“We have discussed enough, you make us crack”, could we read on banners before the stands cracked pyrotechnic devices, while the police were deployed in front of the presidential stand and the sidelines. “Puel resignation”, “Resignation direction” and “We want a team worthy of its audience”, chanted the kops.
Thursday, before Claude Puel’s press conference, the three main groups of ultras from Saint-Etienne – Magic Fans, Green Angels and Independent – had hung a banner on the training center gates threatening the coach of the Greens: “Puel, you have twenty-four hours to resign. “
AS Saint-Etienne, who still have not won a single meeting this season, is currently 20e and in last position in the standings with four points, four lengths behind Bordeaux (17e and first non-relegation).