The coach of the Wasquehal football team suffered a head injury on Sunday in Reims by spectators during a Coupe de France match against Reims Sainte-Anne, which had to be stopped, we learned with the club and the police. “There was a brawl and the match was interrupted,” said the Departmental Directorate of Public Security (DDPS) of Marne, confirming information from the Union.
The coach of the Wasquehal club was “slightly injured in the head and reserves the right to file a complaint”, continued the DDSP, indicating that no arrest had taken place at this stage. According to a statement posted on its Facebook page by the Wasquehal team, “following the expulsion of two players, a general fight began”, during this match of the 8th round of the Coupe de France, where Reims Sainte- Anne was leading 3-0.
A security guard also beaten
“Opposing supporters entered a place prohibited to spectators, our coach Mehdi Izeghouine received a drink in the head and was evacuated by the firefighters”, indicates the club press release. “It’s unfortunate, it shouldn’t happen,” lamented club administrator Didier Cabaye, blaming Reims Sainte-Anne for not having effectively ensured the security of the match.
He points out that if only this coach was injured, by “a glass of beer filled in the head”, a person in charge of security at the Wasquehal club was also kicked in the back. According to him, the “coach” was attacked by Reims supporters “in the corridor leading to the locker room”, while the Wasquehal supporters “were blocked and could not access this corridor”. The Reims Saint-Anne club has not yet reacted to the incident.