Parliament’s vote to remember the 1992 tragedy: 19 people died in Corsica due to the collapse of a provisional grandstand before a match between Bastia and Olympique Marseille
The French Parliament definitively approved, with a vote of the Senate, a bill that provides that on May 5 no professional football match will be played in France, in homage to the victims of the disaster at the Furiani stadium in Corsica. where 19 people died on 5 May 1992 during the semi-final of the 1991-1992 French Cup between Bastia and Olympique Marseille.
The local club wanted to increase the capacity of their stadium by 50 per cent against what was at the time the strongest team in the French league. Local authorities accepted the request, building a temporary 10,000-seat grandstand and removing the fences. Before the match the grandstand collapsed, causing the death of 19 people and 2,357 injured: the match was no longer played and that edition of the French Cup was later canceled.
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