The Stade de Reims, before its match against OL on Friday, gave its support to Christian Lantenois, the Union photo-journalist who was violently assaulted in a district of the city on February 27.
“I am a journalist and proud of it”. During the warm-up of the Ligue 1 match against Olympique Lyonnais, this Friday evening as part of the 29th day, the players of the Stade de Reims wore a t-shirt bearing the effigy of Christian Lantenois, the photo-journalist Union who was violently assaulted on February 27 in a part of town.
“Hold on Christian,” the club also wrote on Twitter. Then just before kick-off, a jersey number 51 (Marne department) flocked with the name of this photographer from the regional newspaper The union has been unveiled.
Two suspects indicted
Party in the priority district of the Red Cross to cover the apparent preparations for a fight, Christian Lantenois, 65, had been attacked by a group of 13 people. He was then near his car flocked with the logo of the newspaper. Cared for in a serious condition, the journalist, placed in an artificial coma, suffered in particular from a very severe head trauma, a subdural hematoma and a cerebral hemorrhage.
His aggression had aroused the indignation of the political class on Sunday, up to the Elysee Palace, which had asked for an arrest “as soon as possible” of the authors.
Two suspects have been indicted in this case. A first, a young man of 21 years of Algerian nationality, sentenced eight times in 2018 and 2019, is being prosecuted for aggravated attempted murder. He is believed to have been the one who struck the journalist while the journalist was on the ground. The second, of the same age, is for participation in a group to prepare acts of violence or degradation.