Henry, Vieira Clash Post­poned Amid Yel­low Vest Protests Con­cerns

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PA-RIS (Dis­patches) - Three more Ligue 1 games sched­uled for this week­end, in­clud­ing the clash be­tween Thierry Henry’s Monaco and lo­cal ri­vals Nice, have been post­poned, the French league (LFP) said Thurs­day, amid fears of more violent “yel­low vest” protests in France over ris­ing liv­ing costs.

The LFP said Fri­day evening’s game at the Stade Louis II had been called off fol­low­ing a re­quest by the gov­ern­ment in the Mediter­ranean prin­ci­pal­ity, “in col­lab­o­ra­tion” with au­thor­i­ties in the neigh­bour­ing French Alpes-Mar­itimes pre­fec­ture, which in­cludes Nice.

Sun­day night’s en­counter be­tween Saint-Eti­enne and Mar­seille and Satur­day’s meet­ing of Angers and Bordeaux have also been post­poned on the re­quest of lo­cal au­thor­i­ties.

The lat­est post­pone­ments come af­ter Paris Sain­tGer­main’s game against Mont­pel­lier and Lyon’s trip to Toulouse -- sched­uled for Satur­day -- were both called off due to se­cu­rity con­cerns, and the pos­si­bil­ity re­mains that all other French top-flight games could be post­poned too.

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