Protests force post­pone­ments

The Citizen (KZN) - - SPORT - Paris

– Four 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 on Thurs­day, amid fears of more vi­o­lent “yel­low vest” protests in France over ris­ing liv­ing costs.

The LFP said last night’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 Alpes-Mar­itimes pre­fec­ture, which in­cludes Nice.

To­mor­row night’s en­counter be­tween Sain­tE­ti­enne and Mar­seille and to­day’s meet­ing of Angers and Bordeaux have also been post­poned.

Later, Nantes’ visit to Nimes sched­uled for to­day was also called off.

The lat­est post­pone­ments come af­ter Paris Saint-Ger­main’s game against Mont­pel­lier and Lyon’s trip to Toulouse to­day were both called off. – AFP

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