Before the kick-off of the match of the 21th day of Ligue 1 between Saint-Etienne and Lens this Saturday at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium, the Saint-Etienne supporters once again expressed their anger towards the two presidents of ASSE by demonstrating with clown masks bearing the effigy of Roland Romeyer and Bernard Caïazzo.
“Today, the club belongs to two clowns who do not have the financial means to fight with the biggest teams in the championship.” In an interview given a week ago to Progrès, Roland Romeyer, chairman of the board of directors of AS Saint-Etienne, did not throw flowers at each other. Eager to sell the club, he and Bernard Caïazzo, the chairman of the supervisory board, are struggling to complete the file. And are forced to recruit at a lower cost in the winter transfer window so as not to further deter potential takeover candidates. This remarkable media outing by Romeyer did not escape the Greens’ supporters, who were more angry than ever against their leaders.
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“Romeyer-Caïazzo: the circus is over. It’s time to leave the track”
This Saturday, before the reception of RC Lens in the Cauldron (kick off at 17 h), nearly 300 members of the Magic Fans, one of the main groups of ASSE supporters, gathered on the forecourt of the Geoffroy- Guichard with masks bearing the effigy of the two presidents, reports Le Progrès.
To remain in the register of the spectacle, several banners were deployed demanding their departure (“Romeyer-Caïazzo: finished the circus. It’s time to leave the ring”). The supporters also cracked smoke bombs while chanting “resign direction”. If they are angry with the bosses of ASSE, they nevertheless encouraged the players of Pascal Dupraz before their match against Lensois. With only 12 points but one game less to play (the match against Angers has been postponed), Saint-Etienne is last in Ligue 1.