Lens-Angers: Lensois players wore the name of a teammate on their jersey
WILLIAM SOUVANT / AFP Lens’ Argentinian defender Facundo Medina (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the French L1 football match between SCO Angers and RC Lens at The Raymond-Kopa stadium in Angers, western France, on November 5, 2022. (Photo by GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP)


RC Lens players, here celebrating a goal scored against Angers, in Ligue 1, March 18, 2023.

FOOTBALL – On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, next Tuesday March 21, and as part of an awareness campaign by the LFP, RC Lens is at the origin ofan unprecedented initiative in Ligue 1.

This Saturday, March 18, during the Lens-Angers meeting, the Lensois players wore their jerseys with the name of a registered teammate instead of theirs.

Seko Fofana’s jersey was thus flocked with the name Leca, or that of Loïs Openda was displayed with the name of Fulgini.

The Professional Football League, which had validated these changes upstream, had only imposed on the Lensois club that the players keep their usual jersey number in order to help the referee find their way around.

Note that before the match, Lensois goalkeeper Brice Samba was given a standing ovation by the Bollaert-Delelis stadium for his very first selection for the France team.

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