A fight breaks out at FC Nantes, a tragedy narrowly avoided


FC Nantes snatched a draw against OGC Nice this Sunday (2-2), while the youngsters played their quarter-final of the Coupe Gambardella. This meeting between the young Canaries and the hopes of AS Monaco could have turned into a tragedy due to a violent fight involving more than twenty people.

Nantes had a very hectic Sunday. Besides the spectacular draw against the‘OGC Nice professionals, the members of the training center faced AS Monaco in the quarter-finals of the mythical Gambardella Cup. Not far from Beaujoireat the stadium Marcel Saupin, the former lair of Nantes before the move operated in 1984, a tragedy was avoided. A huge scuffle broke out and required the intervention of the police.

A player threatened with a knife

The afternoon almost turned tragic at Nantes. At the foot of the stadium stand Marcel Saupina fight broke out between about twenty people as reported West France. A man allegedly attacked a young FC Nantes player by hitting him before threatening him with a knife for unexplained reasons. The police were immediately dispatched to the scene.

The meeting ends under the eyes of the police

In order to avoid a tragedy, the Nantes police went to the stadium Marcel Saupin. Five crews disembarked so that the meeting could resume without incident. The attacker of the young Nantes had left the scene before the arrival of the police. According West France, no complaint will be filed by the player. In this slump, the FC Nantes lost 1 goal to 0 and is therefore eliminated from the competition.

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