Unsurprisingly and while waiting for the investigation of the case to be completed, the Professional Football League (LFP) immediately took protective sanctions against RC Lens and Lille, after the serious incidents which occurred on the sidelines of the derby of north (1-0), counting for the 6th day of Ligue 1 Saturday late afternoon.
She made them public in a press release on Monday afternoon: “In view of the serious excesses and incidents that occurred during the RC Lens – Losc Lille meeting, the Disciplinary Commission of the LFP decides to put the case under investigation and pronounces as a precaution the following two measures: total closed session of the Félix-Bollaert-Delelis stadium until the pronouncement of the final measure. The Lens – Strasbourg and Lens – Reims meetings respectively scheduled on Wednesday September 22, 2021 at 9 p.m. and Friday October 1, 2021 at 9 p.m. are affected by this precautionary measure. “
In addition, the Lille team is also penalized with a “closure of the visitors’ parking lot of Losc Lille for matches played away until the pronouncement of the final measure. The meeting against Strasbourg scheduled for Saturday 25 September 2021 at 7 p.m. is affected by this precautionary measure. “
The final decisions will be made at the end of the meeting on Wednesday, October 6, during which the LFP instructor will submit his report.
Saturday, at half-time of the match, dozens of Lensois supporters invaded the field to do battle with Lille’s parking lot. The clashes, limited by the intervention of the CRS, left six slightly injured. Two spectators were arrested, including one for having launched a siege on the police. He was tried in immediate appearance on Monday. As a result of these incidents, the start of the second half was postponed by 30 minutes.
The League’s disciplinary committee, which usually meets on Wednesdays, has already dealt with similar cases this season involving supporters. On August 22, the Mediterranean derby between Nice and Marseille was interrupted in the 75th minute after incidents between players, supporters and members of the management of the two clubs. In particular, blows had been exchanged. The disciplinary committee imposed on Nice a withdrawal of two points (including one suspended) as well as the closed door of its stadium for three matches. The poster must also be replayed, on neutral ground.
For Montpellier-Marseille (2-3), at the beginning of August, interrupted for a few minutes due to projectiles launched on the lawn, the committee had decided to close, for three matches, the two incriminated stands.