Everywhere, or almost, we heard only them. Throughout the Ligue 2 season, the Greens’ supporters are so massive that they get lost, and there are several major disputes between the parties. According to a document published by the Professional (Site notre blog d’information) League, they were a total of 10,710 – 564 on average – to take place in the nineteen visitor parks, much more if those “unofficial” in Rodez or Annecy, for example, are added.
In Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, only Lens (16,502), OM (13,094) and PSG (11,312) do better, all of them in the antechamber of the elite, Bordeaux (7,288) is the the only club to compete with the green people, third place being occupied by Caen (3,718).
No travel ban for Greens supporters
Strongly booming figures for all professional clubs, and meteoric growth for AS Saint-Étienne (+ 114%) compared to the 2021-2022 season. In a press release, the LFP explicitly has these figures by « thorough and anticipated preparation of supporter travel », « cooperation between clubs and local authorities » or even « a single visitor rate » of 5 euros in Ligue 2 (10 euros in L1). But it is above all, and in particular for the Saint-Etienne supporters, the « reduction of administrative, disciplinary and health measures ». In Ligue 2, they have always been able to move since no travel ban has been taken against them even if some have been supervised, and therefore limited in number of places. Contacted, ASSE made a point of underlining « the good understanding with the prefectures » but also the behavior of its supporters since no incident was deplored outside.