From Wednesday evening, they will be at the Coubertin stadium to encourage the handball players of PSG against the Germans of Kiel in the quarter-finals return of the Champions League. The Collectif Ultras Paris (CUP) announced the resumption of its activities in the stands after "progress" with the management of the Parisian club, met again at the beginning of the week to dissipate tensions.
The CUP therefore ends its protest movement, exactly one week after having renounced its presence in the stands, home and away, for all sections of the club. These supporters should also move Sunday (20:45) to Auxerre for the possible eleventh coronation of the club in Ligue 1 (a record), after having dried the previous meeting of PSG against Ajaccio (5-0) at home.
A problem with tickets
In a statement, the CUP was satisfied to have won the case with the management on various issues that have generated tensions between the two parties. "With these advances, we hope that all PSG lovers can rejoice in the historic title that looms for our club," it said. The ultras demanded in particular the redesign of the site of resale of official tickets Ticketplace, considered too expensive, and a return to the historic Hechter jersey.
"We are able to confirm that the Hechter jersey will be back for the 24-25 season, and its return in a sustainable way is in the pipeline, we continue to work on it," said the group of supporters. The promised "modifications" of the "Ticketplace" platform for the Auteuil bend, where the CUP is installed, "will make it possible to perpetuate a popular stand, accessible to Parisian fans," they also claim.
Disputes between the club's management and the CUP were exacerbated by the cancellation of tickets reserved for ultras for the trip to Troyes on May 7, a collective punishment after a demonstration led by supporters outside Neymar's home and outside PSG's headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt.
PSG evokes "a very constructive dialogue"
For its part, PSG responded with a statement issued in the early evening: "Paris Saint-Germain is constantly striving to bring together all the communities of the Club, while raising the institution of the Club above all else." "This includes, since the beginning of the year and recently, engaging in a very constructive dialogue with fans to discuss ways to improve the fan experience, both inside and outside stadiums.
"PSG believes that the fans are the foundation of the club, which they support in good times and bad," he continued. "We look forward to advancing these ideas in collaboration with fans in the coming period."
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