Over the weekend, the Collectif Ultra Paris (CUP) received criticism due to the lack of masks and social distancing during the friendly match between Paris Saint-Germain and Waasland-Beveren.
It led to comments like calling the CUP irresponsible for their actions. As a result, the ultras president, Romain Mabille, speaking with Le Parisien over the matter. Adding that the group managed the situation poorly, but aren’t irresponsible.
The attention was on PSG, who were welcoming Scottish Premiership champions Celtic FC, but there were also eyes on the ultras. Deputy Minister in charge of Sports Roxana Maracineanu and others wanted to see how they’d behave after the criticism.
Well, it looks as though the CUP wanted to show that they could comply with the health protocols in place. The group was socially distancing as they were one seat apart, and for the most part, all had their mask on.
— Ambre Godillon (@AmbreGodillon) July 21, 2020
Hopefully, this serves as a sign that others ultras and supporters can follow the guidelines if they want the government to increase the number of spectators at sporting events.
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