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Furiani drama: no more professional matches will be played on May 5

No one has forgotten on May 5, 1992, when a tribune of the Armand-Cesari stadium collapsed, on the evening of the semi-final of the 1991/92 French Football Cup between SC Bastia and the Olympique de Marseille, causing the death of 19 people and injuring 2,357 spectators. Since then, many players, from all sides, who fought so that no match was more disputed on this date. A tribute.

Finally, Parliament definitively adopted on Thursday a bill providing that no professional match will be played on May 5 in France, in tribute to the victims of the Furiani stadium disaster. By show of hands, the Senate voted without modifications, the text presented by the deputy Michel Castellani, which the National Assembly had adopted in February 2020.

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