Anti-Ch'tis banner: “What were they saying wrong? »

13 April 2024 / Interviews

He would have been better off keeping quiet. Former PSG player Fabrice Pancrate is outspoken. In the show “100% PSG, le mag” on France Bleu Paris, he could not help but return to a huge controversy, born in March 2008.

During this Coupe de la Ligue final between Paris-SG and RC Lens, the banner « Pedophiles, unemployed, inbreds: welcome to the Ch'tis », brandished at the Stade de France, panicked French football, the political world and the media.

A few weeks after the release of Dany Boon's film, the (bad) joke doesn't make anyone laugh. Except the Boulogne Boys. Present that evening, the President of the Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy, did not lose his temper.

« We wanted to create humor, Charlie Hebdo, Coluche, Desproges ”, will estimate 10 years older tard, during his appeal trial, one of the defendants. This affair will cost the dissolution of two groups of supporters, including the much-maligned Boulogne Boys, a decision quickly taken by the Minister of the Interior Michèle Alliot-Marie.

Friday evening, on France Blue Paris, Fabrice Pancrate has done it again. While French football would have liked to bury this affair once and for all.

When host Pia Clemens questions him with a simple question, Fabrice Pancrate bursts out laughing. “ Do you enter the lawn at the Park, do you note the tifo (in the stands) when you are a player? » Response between full-throated laughter: “ No, no, I can't take it out ! ". He then refrains from delivering his anecdote. He would have done better.

Intrigued, Pia Clemens asks him again with a smile: « Go ahead ! ". " It was controversial », smiles the ex-winger of the PSG.

« Frankly, I have nothing against the Ch'tis, they are nice. But what are they (the supporters of PSG) said bad things ? When I saw the controversy, I said to myself 'what's the problem'? Either you don't open the newspapers or... The problems mentioned are real! So it's true, in a joking tone, it didn't make the people of the North laugh, they are endearing people... »

And Pancrates goes further: “ There was a lot of truth in what was written! »