According to the information of the Parisian, it is the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin who obtained the cancellation of the prefectural decree prohibiting a time the PSG jerseys in Marseille, the evening of the final of the Champions League between Paris and Bayern Munich.
Rarely has a prefectural decision concerning football made so much noise in the media and political sphere. This Friday evening, The Parisian gives details of this decree which had sparked controversy the day before, before being repealed.
Two people attacked in Marseille during the semi-final
Thursday evening, the prefecture of Bouches-du-Rhône had published a stopped banning Parisian jerseys in Marseille for this Sunday, for fear of overflow on the sidelines of the Champions League final that PSG will play against Bayern in Lisbon (9 p.m. on RMC Sport).
During the semi-final of PSG against Leipzig (3-0), two people, one of whom wearing the jersey of the Parisian club, had been assaulted in the city center from Marseille. But faced with the outcry that followed this decision, the prefect backed down and canceled this decree.
A measure “not the most appropriate” for Darmanin, “of incredible violence” for Hidalgo
According to the Parisian, “several Parisian elected officials” requested the Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin, pushing to have this ban withdrawn. Among which are Hugues Renson (LREM, president of the National Assembly) and Pierre Charon (PS, senator). Unaware of this decision, Darmanin then consulted his cabinet, judging that this measure “was not the most appropriate”.
Contacted by The Parisian, Anne Hidalgo also found this decision “an incredible violence”, saying “deeply shocked”. “Paris has suffered enough with hooliganism and if it has been able to restore confidence, it is by working with its supporters. It is in this fundamental work that I believe, more than in the bans,” said the mayor of Paris.