• The citizen movement for the climate Alternatiba asks FC Nantes to go to the Parc des Princes by train on Saturday.
  • The petition was signed by more than 11,000 people.

"Okay, in sand yachting it's been a long time... But at least commit to making the trip by land. After the controversy around the private jet used by PSG to go to Nantes a few months ago (and the surprising response of Christophe Galtier), the Canaries are expected at the turn for the return football match of Ligue 1, this Saturday (21 hours) in Paris. In a petition signed by more than 11,000 people, the citizens' climate movement Alternatiba asks players to go to the Parc des Princes by train or bus.

"This is not only symbolic," says the text attached to this petition. By airliner, moving 50 people on this round trip is equivalent to emitting 4.8 tons of CO2. In the context of a private flight, the climate bill is much heavier. For the same TGV journey, 67 kg of CO2 (0.067 tonnes) would be emitted in total. »

Less than two hours by TGV

Last September, FC Nantes confirmed that it was travelling by plane for this type of journey. "We use the bus when we are in the region: Angers, Lorient, Rennes, Brest ..., explained the club to Presse Océan, citing in particular time constraints. For the other matches, we take a private plane (...) for the players and the staff. »

The director of TGV-Intercités, Alain Krakovitch, had expressed himself on this subject: "Paris-Nantes is in less than two hours by TGV Inoui. (...) I re-re-renew our TGV offer proposal adapted to your specific needs, for our common interests: safety, speed, services and eco-mobility. Not sure a solution has been found yet. In its petition, Alternatiba also asks for "the facilitation of carpooling for supporters".

  • Society
  • Nantes
  • Ligue 1
  • Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG)
  • FC Nantes
  • Pays de la Loire
  • Environment