These hateful and stigmatizing remarks were launched by supporters in the direction of Belfort players. The perpetrators have been identified and will be “sanctioned”, announces Beaune Handball.
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Racist insults were uttered during the National 1 handball match on Saturday February 19 between Beaune and Belfort, reports France Bleu Bourgogne. The proposals were launched by supporters of the Burgundy club to meet Belfort players. During the match which was played in Beaune (Côte-d’Or), spectators were thrown “Kebabier, go make your kebabs, don’t forget the sauce”or “Polac: you have a non-French name, why do you play in France”.
The president of Beaune Handball denounced “inappropriate proposals of a racist nature made by individuals supporting Beaune Handball”. The club dissociated itself from the remarks and gave its support to the players of Belfort, considering that these remarks are “contrary to the values advocated by Beaune Handball” and “have nothing to do with sport”.
The Beaune club has identified the authors of the insults and announces that the latter will be “sanctioned accordingly”. For its part, the Belfort club, the Belfort urban area handball (Bauhb) will hold an extraordinary meeting of its director’s office on Monday. “to see what decision to consider, what follow-up to give to these events and provide an appropriate response”. The president of the Bauhb specifies that this answer “could go as far as filing a complaint”. According to him, the players of Belfort did not hear the insults on the ground.
Saturday, at the end of the match, the municipal councilor of Beaune Carole Bernhard was moved by the incident in a message on Facebook, announcing her “shame of these Beaunois supporters”. “You are not doing our club or our city any honor.”