FC Nantes Fan Fatally Stabbed Ahead of Match

FC Nantes Fan Fatally Stabbed Ahead of Match

Tragedy Strikes: FC Nantes Fan Fatally Stabbed Ahead of Match

In a shocking incident, a 31-year-old FC Nantes supporter lost his life after being stabbed by a vehicle for hire driver before the team’s 1-0 victory against Nice.

Violence Erupts Before Kickoff

The tragic event unfolded shortly before 8 pm when rival fans of Nantes attacked several Nice supporters on their way to the Stade de la Beaujoire.

The assailant, a vehicle for hire driver carrying Nice supporters, allegedly stabbed the victim outside the Saint Georges Bar near the stadium.

Assailant Surrenders to Police

According to reports, the assailant turned himself in to local police after the incident.

The Nantes fan, a member of the Brigade Loire, the club’s ardent fan group, was stabbed in the back, leading to his untimely death despite the efforts of first responders.

Altercation on the Streets

Witnesses claim that an altercation occurred between Nantes supporters and drivers carrying Nice fans along the Cours des Cinquante-Otages, a main road leading to the Stade de la Beaujoire. Cars were reportedly shaken during the clash.

Official Statements and Legal Investigation

Nantes public prosecutor Renaud Gaudeul stated that the forensic investigations revealed a wound on the victim’s back, possibly from a bladed weapon.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office has opened an investigation into intentional homicide, conducting witness interviews as part of the ongoing legal process.

FC Nantes Mourns the Loss

FC Nantes expressed deep sorrow over the tragic incident, acknowledging the ongoing legal investigation. The club issued a statement extending sincere condolences to the victim’s family and those close to him.

Match Outcome Overshadowed by Tragedy

Despite the victory against Nice, the atmosphere inside the stadium was muted following the tragic event. Nantes manager Jocelyn Gourvennec, unaware of the incident during the match, expressed shock and conveyed prayers for the victim and his family.

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