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OGC Nice comes out of silence after the incidents at the Allianz Arena

In a press release published on Thursday evening after the draw against Cologne (1-1), OGC Nice wanted to express the events that took place between Nice fans and the Germans before the match: “OGC Nice condemns in the strongest possible terms the events of the pre-match, which began with the damage in the city, then the forceful passage through the access controls to the stadium on the German side and the storming of the presidential stand continued for dozens of players. Troublemakers from the area designated for Cologne supporters. So, Fortunately, order was eventually restored, allowing the match to be played by the decision of the UEFA authorities in agreement with the local authorities, the amazement still remains.

The sports club also apologized to its fans and hopes to clarify this unfortunate event for the upcoming dates: “Stunned by the escalation of violence, when it did everything in its power to welcome Cologne fans in the best conditions, OGC Nice expresses its devastation to Nice fans, witnesses and victims of these incidents or is forced to wait approximately 45 minutes before being allowed to enter its stadium before kick-off. The OGC management intends to Nice to shed all light on the circumstances that made it possible to follow up on events that are detrimental to the spirit of the popular celebrations that football must convey, so that the necessary measures are taken to oversee its upcoming European meetings.

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