Supporters of the France team called, via brief slogans, for the resignation of President Emmanuel Macron during the France-Netherlands match Friday at the Stade de France, after just over 49 minutes of play, noted journalists from Agence France-Presse. While the board showed in Saint-Denis a timing of 49 minutes and three seconds during the meeting, several dozen supporters of the Blues chanted "Macron, resign!" for a few seconds.
A few whistles across the stadium had previously accompanied the passage of the clock to 49 mn 03 sec. These protests against the backdrop of a social movement against the pension reform and the government's use of article 49.3 of the Constitution remained very partial but audible, only taken up by fans from the platform where the group of official supporters gather. of the Blues, the "Irresistible French".
A call for this gesture of protest had been shared on social networks before the match, in particular by the deputy (LFI) François Ruffin, who wanted to see "whistle (ed) Macron's retirement". It comes the day after the 9th day of national mobilization against the pension reform, marked by an increase in the number of participants and renewed tensions in several cities of the country.