October 14, 2021
(Reuters) – The French Parliament passed a law banning professional soccer games in France on May 5 in memory of the victims of the 1992 Friani Stadium disaster on Corsica.
On May 5, 1992, Bastia’s Furiani stand collapsed before the French Cup semifinals with Olympique de Marseille, killing 18 people and injuring more than 2,300.
The ban had previously met opposition from the French League and the French Union.
The bill, which was passed by parliament last year, was adopted after the Senate voted in favor on Thursday.
The law covers League 1, League Two, French Cup and Champions Trophy matches.
(Report by Julien Pretot; edited by Toby Davis)
Soccer-French Parliament bans matches on May 5 to commemorate the stadium disaster
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