Targeted for their inappropriate singing against Emiliano Sala, the Nice ultras of the Popular South reacted in a press release published on Thursday.
« He’s an Argentinian, who doesn’t swim well, Emiliano underwater… This is the song sung by the Côte d’Azur supporters of the Populaire Sud, Wednesday, during the championship match between Nice and Saint-Etienne (4-2), four days after the defeat of the Gym in front of Nantes in the final of the French Cup (1-0). A low revenge inspired by the song of the Canaries to the glory of their former attacker, who tragically disappeared in January 2019 in the crash of his plane in the open sea (“ He’s an Argentinian, who doesn’t give up, Emiliano Sala”).
Considered abject by many critics and observers, and severely condemned by the very coach of the Aiglons, Christophe Galtier, the song in question called for a potential mea culpa from the ultras of Nice. Wasted effort. Under cover ” second degree ” and D'” self-mockery “, the group concerned, which nevertheless presents “ its most sincere condolences to the family of Emiliano Sala “, justifies his slippage, while considering himself a victim of” selective outrage ” and of ” clubbing media.
Galtier reacts to the press release
And the ultras to settle their accounts with the OGCN coach, who invited the troublemakers to stay at home. “ Mr. Galtier speaks of the platform as the reflection of a shitty society, it would be nice if he looked around before talking about our platform. “Response of the interested party this Friday at a press conference, on the eve of the Nice-Lille match:” I expressed myself with my heart, my sensitivity. This press release has the right to exist. Everyone has their own way of analyzing… Am I afraid of something about me in tomorrow’s match? I hope that the whole stadium encourages the team, which has been fighting for eight months for a European place. »
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