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Football | France

Stade Arman Cesari © Action Images

Bastia tadium shut over safety fears



Bastia had their home ground shut down on Thursday by French football chiefs who believe that regular outbreaks of violence are putting fans and players in danger.

The Armand-Cesari Stadium has been plagued by trouble this season and on Wednesday the Ligue 1 game with Marseille was played behind closed doors.

The French league's disciplinary commission said that the suspension will come into effect from December 22 when Bastia are due to face Nancy.

"It has become obvious that there is a great uncertainty that at any time can cause danger to spectators and players," said a statement by the league who added that the decision was a protective measure.

But the decision left Bastia president Pierre-Marie Geronimi fuming.

He accused the French league of trying to destroy the club.

"It's difficult to have a reaction to a decision which had left us speechless and stunned," he told AFP.

"They want to destroy the club. The president of the LFP (the French league) wants to destroy us brick by brick. It's scandalous. We will not leave this be – we will appeal."

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