in May 68, too, football had been stopped

THE SCAN SPORT – The social movements of May 68 had, to a lesser extent but like the coronavirus crisis, paralyzed professional football in France.

Matches stopped, championship extended and calendar complications … The current cacophony in French football has a precedent, the 1968 season. Paralyzed like all of France, the world of football has not escaped social movements , which had, however, disturbed him less than the coronavirus.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Stade de la Meinau, July 19, 1968. This summer Strasbourg-Nîmes looks more like a resumption of the season than an epilogue, but it is its retention in D1 that Racing obtains thanks to a victorious play-off (3-0). & Nbsp;"We were taking on our vacation!" If we had booked, we had to cancel ”, remembers Philippe Piat, scorer for the Alsatians that day.& nbsp; «But what I kept as a memory is that we, the players, we wanted to play these matches, since it was a question of not going down to D2", Continues the current president of UNFP, the players' union." Data-reactid = "25"> Stade de la Meinau, July 19, 1968. This summer Strasbourg-Nîmes looks more like a resumption of season than However, it is his retention in D1 that Racing achieves thanks to a victorious play-offs match (3-0). "We were taking on our vacation!" If we had booked, we had to cancel ”, remembers Philippe Piat, scorer for the Alsatians that day. “But what I kept as a memory is that we, the players, we wanted to play these matches, since it was a question of not going down to D2", Continues the current president of UNFP, the players' union.

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"data-reactid =" 26 "> Cause of this unwinding of the season scheduled in the middle of summer: the social movements of spring, which put the country to a halt, including football. “Everything stopped in fact. At that time, the teams often traveled by train, but all transport was stopped net. There were no means to continue the championship ”, explains Alfred Wahl, football historian who devoted an article (…) Read more on sport24.com

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