You should never have to hear that in a football stadium. But at the end of the Coupe de France match between RC Lens (D2) and Stade de Reims (D1) this Sunday, January 9, and which saw the Rémoises qualify for the round of 16 of the event (1- 3), Magou Doucouré let his anger explode. The stadium captain (Rachel Corboz having started on the bench) « stepped over the grid which separates the lawn from the stands of the Degouve stadium in Arras to explain himself to the spectators present around it » according to our colleague from La Voix du Nord present on the spot,
The reason ? The Reims defender was taken to task by these spectators (who we will avoid qualifying as supporters). Between the player and them, « the tone gradually rose over the course of the meeting », reports the Voice of the North.“We are not surprised, because this type of behavior is routine in Arras, reacted Amandine Miquel, the stadium coach, after the meeting. It was already like that when we came to play here in D2. We warned the girls before the match, but when there are people who come to the stadium in this state of mind, the emotions of the players can sometimes be difficult to control. »
The repeated insults made Magou Doucouré react. Worse still, some insults, uttered by a particular individual, would be of a racist nature. A version confirmed by the information collected by La Voix du Nord and that we are also able to confirm to you. This is why she wanted, once the end of the match was whistled, to go and explain herself to this person, before being finally channeled by her teammates and RCL players.
RC Lens will file a complaint
In any case, RC Lens was quick to react. This Sunday, January 9 in the evening, the club published a press release.“The club strongly condemns the racist remarks made by the individual who has already been identified. This has no place in a stadium and even less the legitimacy to claim to sympathize with Racing, as the artesian values are radically opposed to these nauseating actions. The club announces that a complaint will be filed tomorrow morning and access to any club event is forbidden to this person. The Racing Club de Lens also gives its most sincere support to Magou Doucouré. A football player who must be seen unequivocally as a victim in this unacceptable incident. »
A wave of support for the player, inevitably affected by what happened, also spread on social networks, from Reims supporters but also from RC Lens. Stade de Reims also posted a message. “The SDR gives its full support to Magou Doucouré following the unacceptable and racist remarks made by a spectator against him. Unspeakable behavior that has no place in a stadium or anywhere else. » We can only acquiesce.