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The Saint Etienne-Angers, the first match of the 11th day of Ligue 1, has seen its start delayed for the launching of flares to the field of play by a sector of the local fans.

Unhappy with their team’s season, Saint-Étienne fans they protested against their coach, Claude Puel, and threw flares onto the grass of the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium while calling for his resignation.

The crash was scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. and did so an hour later due to flares. In the stadium, banners against Puel, the board and the players. Saint-Étienne is currently bottom of Ligue 1.

The Magic Fans, Saint-Étienne’s main group of fans, decided to boycott the match and arrive at their seats when the match was underway.