Good-Cologne: Kick-off postponed after violent clashes

Good-Cologne: Kick-off postponed after violent clashes

The beginning of the Convention League match between Lucien Favre’s OGC Good and FC Cologne has been postponed by one hour, at 7:40 p.m.

The choice was taken after violent clashes between supporters within the Good stadium left a number of injured, together with one in absolute emergency. The 2 groups tied 1-1.

Shortly earlier than 6:45 p.m., the initially scheduled kick-off time, a stadium announcer introduced its postponement. He spoke once more round 7:00 p.m. to elucidate that the UEFA authorities and the native authorities had determined to postpone the match to 7:40 p.m., however that within the subsequent incident the match could be definitively canceled.

The incidents started when a number of hundred hooded supporters of Cologne, out of the greater than 8,000 current within the Ray tribune, invaded the presidential tribune to go to battle with the Good supporters, put in within the fashionable southern tribune, famous journalists from AFP within the stadium.

One urgently injured

These violent clashes left 18 injured based on the prefecture, on either side, together with on the German facet a Parisian supporter who fell 5 meters within the stands and was hospitalized “in absolute emergency”.

After a German-language announcement asking Cologne followers to relax, Good captain, Brazilian Dante, took the microphone to talk to Good followers: ‘Everyone knows you had nothing to do with it’ , launched the Aiglons participant. ‘I am relying on you and the group to have the ability to play this recreation. I’m relying on you and your assist.

A precedent towards OM

A 12 months in the past, in August 2021, the Mediterranean derby between Good and Marseille in Ligue 1 had degenerated and the assembly had by no means ended. Good supporters had invaded the sphere and had remodeled it into a hoop after Dimitri Payet, the playmaker of OM, had despatched yet one more plastic bottle geared toward him in the direction of the stand.


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