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Has this Bordeaux fan just cost his team promotion to Ligue 1?

With the Ligue 2 season coming to an end in France a number of teams are still vying for promotion, one of whom being six time Ligue 1 champions Bordeaux. Currently sitting third in the league, behind Metz in second place and Le Havre who occupy top spot they came in to todays game at home to Rodez in desperate need of a win to have any chance of going back up to Ligue 1.

Bordeaux Fans
(Photo by Sylvain Thomas/FEP/Icon Sport)

Bordeaux players were greeted with an incredible atmosphere pre-match to try and motivate the players to get the result that everyone associated with Bordeaux desperately wants. Unfortunately, the great atmosphere was replaced by an incident and the ongoing scenes in the city won’t help the clubs cause.

The Start of the Incident

Rodez, who have their own goals in mind which is to ensure they avoid the drop currently sit in the relegation zone in 17th place. Rodez got off to a dream start with former Nîmes Olympique player Lucas Buades opening the scoring in the 22nd minute of the game, however the game would be suspended after Rodez scored. Buades celebrated in front of Bordeaux’s ultras section which caused one fan to enter the field of play and assault the Rodez player.

Below is a photo of the aftermath of the incident.

Bordeaux Rodez
(Photo by Sylvain Thomas/FEP/Icon Sport)

According to Get French Football News, the game had initially been suspended for 15 minutes but has now been postponed.

The latest news coming for the officials say that the decision on whether the match will be replayed or not is delayed until tomorrow. We’ll update with more information as and when we have it.

This is just one of many unsavoury incidents in French Football recently which is truly a shame to see.


Vladimir Kovacevic

Ever since watching the first Partizan game as a child, Vladimir was hooked to football, although his love for sports doesn't stop there as Vladimir also enjoys basketball and tennis, among other spots. That passion for different ball games led to his desire to write about sports in any capacity, which Vladimir has been doing for many years.

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