Protests force postponements
– 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