The League of France investigates the shameful chants about Sala

The Disciplinary Committee of the French Professional Football League (LFP) announced this Thursday that it will examine the shameful and outrageous chants of Nice fans referring to the former Nantes striker Emiliano Sala, who died on January 21, 2019 in a plane crash, which caused enormous outrage. The Committee will take action after receiving the report from the delegate of the Ligue 1 match between Nice and Saint-Étienne (4-2), on Wednesday, who took note of the incident after the events.

Nice fans used a song that Nantes fans dedicate to Sala, who died in 2019 at the age of 28 in an accident in the English Channel, while traveling to Cardiff to join his new team. Last Saturday, Nantes defeated Nice 1-2 in the French Cup final (1-0).

This incident, which led to numerous convictions, including that of OGC Nice, occurred four days after the final of the Coupe de France lost by Aiglons to Canarias (0-1), on Saturday.

“We are reaching the height of stupidity and indecency,” said Roxana Maracineanu, current French Sports Minister, on the RTL channel on Thursday. «There are individual sanctions, commercial sanctions that can be taken by the club itself,» she added.

Nice can take civil action against the fans involved. This season, his ultras invaded the field in the match against Marseille, whose players they attacked. Nice were deducted two points (plus a third in suspense) and three games were imposed behind closed doors. The match against Marselle was repeated behind closed doors on a neutral field.

The next meeting of the LFP Disciplinary Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18.