The day after its Coupe de France match against the Racing-Club de France in Chambly (Oise), LOSC announced, Monday January 22, its intention to file a complaint against X after several of its supporters denounced racist comments coming of the club’s parking lot.

Some of them have in fact reported on social networks and in the press racist insults towards black and Arab players or supporters emanating from the visitors’ stand at the Walter-Luzi stadium in Chambly, where LOSC beat Racing- Club de France (1-0) in the round of 32.

The remarks would have notably targeted the goalkeeper of the Racing-Club de France, Rubens Adelaïde. “As soon as he arrived, I heard one or two people yelling “dirty black”, for no reason. It continued at the start of the match with one or two touches of the ball,” one of the Lille supporters present at the stadium told La Voix du Nord.

Other people “said “France to the French” for thirty seconds, and then there were semblances of Hitler’s mustache,” continues this spectator to the northern daily. According to another Lille supporter, racist remarks were also made at half-time while an activity with children was organized on the pitch. “A guy attacked the young guard: ‘Dirty buggers, you’re only good for picking cotton,’” he reported.

“You have to say stop.”

“The reports in question have been recorded and studied since this morning, witnesses [are] contacted,” the Lille club said in a press release, calling on “any LOSC supporter who has seen, heard or filmed acts or remarks racists last night at the Walter-Luzi stadium to come forward to the club, so that he can be recontacted and accompanied confidentially in his testimony, to the club and, if necessary, to the police authorities. LOSC has also put a form online on its website for any supporter wishing to provide their testimony.

“We have to say stop, enough is enough, how long will we continue to be outraged? Everyone complains, comments and denounces but what is being done to combat this scourge? », protested to La Voix du Nord, the president of the Lille club, Olivier Létang, who calls in particular for “lifetime stadium bans”.