Before the start of the match of the 32nd day of Ligue 1 between Saint-Etienne and Bordeaux (3 p.m.), the supporters of the Greens deployed a banner of support for Denis Bouanga in the stands of the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium. The Stéphanois striker was the target of a racist video before the meeting against Nîmes last Sunday.
Denis Bouanga certainly appreciated the message. This Sunday, on the occasion of the match of the 32nd day of Ligue 1 against Bordeaux (3 p.m.), the Saint-Etienne club authorized its supporters to deploy a banner in the South Kop of the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium. An action for a good cause since it aims to defend the Saint-Etienne striker, targeted a week ago by a racist video. This was sent by members of Magic Fans 1991 before the trip to Nîmes (ASSE victory 0-2). The group of Saint-Etienne supporters has since condemned this type of action.
“We are black, we are white, we are yellow, together we are ASSE” we could read this Sunday in the Cauldron. While Denis Bouanga will start against the Girondins, his coach Claude Puel, strongly condemned the racist attacks on Friday at a press conference: “What happened is unspeakable, and condemned by the club, by the supporters who apologized compared to Denis and have dissociated themselves, explained the Stéphanois coach. No question of amalgamating with these supporters. It affects the player, his teammates, the staff. We are all together to supervise Denis and all the people who feel offended. “