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Monaco Ban Anderlecht Fans From Travelling to Principality for Europa League Tie

Monaco Ban Anderlecht Fans From Travelling to Principality for Europa League Tie

The Monaco government have decided to ban supporters from Belgian club Anderlecht from attending their Europa League game in the principality next week.

The Ligue 1 side are scheduled to play Anderlecht on November 26, however it appears the Purple and White will have to make the trip without their fans.

Monaco have made the decision following the coordinated terrorist attacks which took place in Paris on Friday, during which 129 people were killed.

A club statement read as per the Daily Mail:

“The Monaco government has made the decision to ban the presence of the Anderlecht fans on its territory, and consequently at the Stade Louis II, on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, date of the game between the two sides in the Europa League.”

It continued, “This decision follows the dramatic events that happened in Paris, prompting the Monaco principality to raise its vigilance level and prioritise the mobilisation of the police forces.”

France’s secretary of state for sport, Thierry Braillard has already confirmed that Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches will not be affected by the weekend’s atrocities, yet away fans will not be permitted into the grounds.

However it remains unclear whether Braillard’s assessment was totally realistic after two international friendlies, including Belgium vs Spain and Germany vs Holland, were both called off due to security concerns over the last 48 hours.

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