FOOTBALL To punish the excesses of some of its supporters, the Saint-Etienne team receives six penalty points, three of which are suspended and six games behind closed doors, two of which were suspended

Saint-Etienne - Auxerre: The Greens sanctioned with six points and six games behind closed doors -closed after the incidents during the play-off

Saint-Etienne supporters invade the field after the defeat of ASSE against AJ Auxerre on May 29, 2022. — AFP

Six penalty points, three of which are suspended, applicable to the 2022-2023 season. And six games away. behind closed doors at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium, two of which were suspended. The leaders of ASSE had been waiting for the sanctions since the end of the match between Saint-Etienne and Auxerre, which saw the defeat of the Greens, synonymous with demotion in Ligue 2.

But beyond of a defeat fraught with consequences, it’s the attitude of some supporters who invaded the field to engage in a battle of smoke bombs which was judged this Thursday evening by the Disciplinary Committee of the LFP.

It’s therefore a big penalty that fell against AS Saint-Etienne after the huge overflows of the ASSE-Auxerre dam. That's it! which does not help the affairs of the club of Forez which will have much to do; to do to climb the slope in Ligue 2. The reprieve for three points and two games to go; behind closed doors, however, should encourage supporters to keep calm as soon as the championship resumes.