This Friday’s national meeting between Red Star and FC Sète has been suspended three times, the last definitely in the first half due to fan dissatisfaction. Fans of the Audon club protest against the announced takeover by an American investment fund.
The announced acquisition of Red Star not only makes people happy. The championship meeting this Friday, in which the Audon club host FC Sète, was only interrupted for several minutes by the referee in the 19th minute after Bauers Ultras threw pyrotechnic devices on the pitch. If play then resumed, new overflows occurred in the 30th minute, forcing the referee to send the players back to the dressing room. The game finally resumed after more than 50 minutes of interruption. To finally be interrupted a third and final time, this time for good, after a new blast of pyrotechnic devices.
In a press release published in the last few days, the management of Red Star announced exclusive negotiations with the American investment fund 777 Partners for a 100% takeover. Several songs were sung this Friday, such as “777 not Welcome” or “777 break up”.
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This is the first home game since the announcement of this project. “These exclusive talks take place with the desire to accelerate the development of the club and the implementation of its sports project. 777 Partners was chosen by Patrice Haddad for the quality of his project, based in particular on an ambitious sports policy. respectful of the environment. “Identity of the club and backed by appropriate investments,” reads the press release. Upon completion of the consultation and approval processes that will allow the transaction to close, Patrice Haddad will continue his commitment to the presidency of Red Star FC.”
Investment fund 777 Partners has expanded into the world of football in recent seasons, notably with the acquisition of Genoa last September. The company also owns stakes in Sevilla FC and Vasco da Gama, and talks are underway to acquire Standard de Liège in Belgium.
Announced in recent weeks as one of the candidates to take over Saint-Etienne, 777 Partners is set to invest around €10m to take control of Red Star. Coach Habib Beye’s team is currently ranked 11th in the national team.