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Covid-19: the beautiful idea of ​​AS Saint-Etienne to collect donations

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In Saint-Etienne, as elsewhere, we are mobilizing to raise funds for the fight against the Covid-19. The Green Angels, one of Geoffroy-Guichard’s supporters groups, already launched a kitty in this direction last week. The Saint-Etienne club, via its association Cœur Vert, has not been outdone and has launched an original approach. Put on sale, for 1 euro, virtual seats for the final of the PSG-Saint-Etienne Coupe de France, supposed to be contested on April 25 but which has obviously been postponed. The operation is called “The Final Against the Covid-19!” “

Each place purchased will of course not offer a ticket to the Saint-Denis enclosure, but will be donated to the Saint-Etienne University Hospital. “This challenge of filling the Stade de France is a nod to our final of the 2013 League Cup (Editor’s note: won by the Greens against Rennes), smiles Philippe Lyonnet, ASSE’s communications director. At that time, we had received almost 80,000 requests for tickets. Symbolically, we want to fill the Stade de France with this operation. “

The Saint-Etienne club recalls that in 2015, it also organized a friendly match at Geoffroy-Guichard between former Greens and a team of world stars led by Zinédine Zidane, who had raised 370,000 euros for the fight against Ebola virus in West Africa.

If ASSE has chosen to pay the proceeds from its sale of virtual seats to the Saint-Etienne University Hospital, it is also because the latter is at the forefront in developing a screening test against Covid-19 . Sunday afternoon, more than 31,000 places for 1 euro had been sold.

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