The "yellow jackets" continue to screw up the Ligue 1. After PSG – Montpellier and Toulouse – Lyon, it is the turn of Monaco – Nice, Angers – Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne – Marseille to be postponed to a later date. Of the ten games originally scheduled this weekend for the 17th day of the French championship, half were hit by a postponement. The Friday opening scheduled for the first time on the 17th day, the Riviera derby will not be played this week "at the request of the Princely Government of the Principality of Monaco and in connection with the Prefecture of the Alpes-Martime", says the LFP in a statement.
The luxurious Rock would suddenly become a place of social protest? Not really, the authorities simply want to mobilize the police on the upcoming "yellow jackets" protests while a new day of national action is scheduled on Saturday. What about a game scheduled the day before? "The police forces capable of being hit would not be enough to guarantee the security of the meeting", revealed Nice-Matin before the league does not communicate on the postponement of the match.
Once it is not a custom, you will have to wait until Saturday 20 hours to attend the first Ligue 1 meetings on this 17th day. Unless, as quoted by Jean-Michel Aulas, the LFP does not decide to postpone all the scheduled matches this weekend. A thesis that is not to be dismissed since the meeting between Saint-Etienne and OM, whose kick-off would have been held Sunday at 21 hours, was also postponed, at the request of the Loire Prefecture now.