Bad news confirmed for Nice-Basel

FC Basel supporters are definitely banned, Thursday evening in Nice as part of the quarter-final return of the Europa League Conference.

The last resort activated by FC Basel failed. The Swiss team will not be able to benefit from its supporters, Thursday evening in Nice during the quarter-final return of the Europa League Conference. This is the decision taken by the Council of State, which confirms the ban on fans of the Swiss club from traveling to the Allianz Riviera, indicated this Thursday Nice morning.

This is not going to calm the leaders of the Swiss club. ” FC Basel 1893 are furious and extremely disappointed with the unacceptable conduct and the decision of the French authorities not to allow FCB supporters to participate in the second leg of the quarter-finals in Nice. “, had reacted Wednesday the Swiss, via a press release.

Confirming the formalization by the Council of State, the FCB explained this Thursday, through the voice of its president ” accept this decision as it is, even if we cannot in any way approve and understand it. »

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“Combating the surge in illegal immigration flows”

The Council of State, specifies The Team, gave several arguments in the motivation of his decision. Beyond a problem of the number of security forces, the highest administrative court in France mentions the presence of “several hundred radical supporters” and a detached police presence to “fight against sharply increasing flows of illegal immigration”.

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