INEOS Statement

Nice - Marseille

September 10, 2021

INEOS Statement


When we decided to acquire OGC Nice, the passion of the fans was a critical element in our decision. We love to see that passion in the stadium for our team.  
But the safety of fans, families, children and players is equally critical to INEOS. On the 22nd of August we crossed a line that must never happen again.
We have been punished by the League for our behaviour. And rightly so. It will cost us between 1 and 4 points and may jeopardise European competition next season. We accept our punishment as being fair in the circumstances.
INEOS believes in a strong competitive spirit, in passion both on the field and the terraces but never violence or threatening behaviour.

Bob Ratcliffe (CEO, INEOS Football)