Six penalty points, including three suspended, applicable to the 2022-2023 season. And six games behind closed doors at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium, including two suspended. The leaders of ASSE have been waiting for the sanctions since the end of the match between the Greens and AJ Auxerre, which saw the defeat of the Stéphanois, synonymous with demotion in Ligue 2.
But beyond a defeat with serious consequences, it is the attitude of certain supporters who invaded the field to engage in a battle of smoke bombs which was judged this Thursday evening by the LFP disciplinary committee. It is therefore a big penalty that fell against AS Saint-Etienne after the enormous overflows of this barrage. This does not help the affairs of the Forez club, which will already have a lot to do to try to find the elite as quickly as possible.
In a press release published on Thursday evening, ASSE announces “having decided not to appeal the decision, given the nature of the incriminated facts”. Will the reprieve of three points and two games behind closed doors this time encourage the ultras from Saint-Etienne to hold their ground on their return to the Cauldron? This will be one of the major challenges of the new Saint-Etienne season with Laurent Batlles on the bench.