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L1: homophobic chants during the Rennes-Nantes match examined Thursday by the Professional Football League

The homophobic chants sung by Rennes supporters on Sunday against Nantes will be examined on Thursday by the disciplinary committee of the Professional Football League (LFP), Agence France-Presse learned on Monday October 2 from the football governing body. French professional.

At the 21e minute of the match counting for the 7the day of the French Ligue 1 championship, ultras from the Roazhon Celtic Kop took up homophobic chants targeting the people of Nantes in general and, in particular, Matthis Abline, a former Rennes player loaned this summer but who did not appear on the team sheet. match.

The commission will take up this case on Thursday, said the LFP, confirming information from The Teambut could only summon the Rennes club next week.

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“Duty to set an example”

A possible sanction against Rennes is not ” automatic “, “the defense has rights” and a decision will therefore not be made on Thursday, explained a source within the league.

The disciplinary committee summoned Paris Saint-Germain and four of its players for Thursday: the club for homophobic chants sung by thousands of supporters on Sunday September 24 against Marseille; players for offensive chants.

Ousmane Dembélé, Randal Kolo Muani, Achraf Hakimi and Layvin Kurzawa apologized on social media on Sunday, saying “sincerely regret” their words, particularly with regard to their “duty to set an example”.

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The World with AFP

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