French football league praises decision to allow 7,000 fans into second division match between Auxerre, Clermont

Because of coronavirus restrictions, a maximum of 5,000 fans are allowed at games, unless clubs get a special dispensation from their local authority.

The Associated Press September 05, 2020 17:27:41 IST
French football league praises decision to allow 7,000 fans into second division match between Auxerre, Clermont

Paris: The French football league has praised a decision to allow 7,000 fans in the stadium for a second division match between Auxerre and Clermont next weekend.

Because of coronavirus restrictions, a maximum of 5,000 spectators are allowed at games, unless clubs get a special dispensation from their local authority.

Auxerre obtained dispensation from the prefecture, making the 12 September match the first one with more than 5,000 fans since the rule was put in place for this season.

“The French league salutes the decision,” the LFP said in a statement Saturday, adding that it hopes other clubs can follow suit.

Spectators still have to wear masks inside the stadium and observe social distancing.

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