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A news website for the Turkish community in France has accused the Monaco Government of acting in a racist way by banning supporters of the Fenerbahçe football team from attending a Champions League match in Monaco on August 3.
The site, turquie-news.com, said the reasons given for the spectator ban were “spurious”. While the Journal de Monaco had said that there had been several incidents in recent years involving Fenerbahçe supporters, the Turkish website took particular offence and said that the move was “racist”. It called on the French President to intervene on the grounds that since 1860 Monaco has been “under its protection”.
The Monaco authorities have invoked bans against spectators from visiting teams on frequent occasions, including several teams in France’s Ligue 1, on the grounds that there could be a risk of an outbreak of violence.
AS Monaco Basketball has reported the return of Zvezdan Mitrovic as head coach of the Roca Team for the coming season.
Voxan Motors, a part of Monaco’s acclaimed Venturi Group, has finally unveiled its high-performance electric motorcycle that it will use for its latest world speed record.
Fans can now purchase tickets for the upcoming Herculis EBS meeting, set to be Monaco’s first major event since the lockdown was ordered in March.
As part of a plan to assess the overall health and fitness of its players, AS Monaco has tested the team and staff for Covid-19, and found one person to be positive.
TeamRoca jumped from the third French division in 2013-14 to number one of the 2015-16 Pro A regular season standings. Players Amara Sy, Jamal Shuler Yakuba Ouattara and Sergii Gladyr are returning this season while new recruits include Americans Jack Wright and Brandon.Season tickets, from €100 and starting with the first Pro A Match September 24, can be purchased via the club's website. Also on hand Tuesday were Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior, Sergei Dyadechko, as well as Club President, Paul Masseron, Vice-President; Willy de Bruyn, Director and coach Zvezdan Mitrovic. The Director of Education, Youth and Sports, Director of the Stade Louis II, and the President of AS Monaco Omnisports also showed their support.