Sunday October 30, 2022, more than two hours before the kick-off of the meeting between FC Lorient and OGC Nice, hundreds of people have already gathered in the forecourt of Moustoir, at the foot of the south stand, the fan area. A pre-match entertainment area that has largely found its audience. Young and old, FCL flag in hand, gather at the barriers, waiting for the arrival of the players scheduled for 3:25 pm Le Normand, the speaker raises the atmosphere. Noam, 10, from Gestel, comes to all the matches and the family comes early! “He wants to see the players, approach them, says Sandrine for whom these pre-match events are a good thing, but we will still come without it”, assures the mother of the little fan of… Terem Moffi of course!
Moffi and Le Fée are praised!
Besides, he was indeed the most applauded this Sunday, as he dodged the crowd and the waving flags, it must be said that the star striker of Hakes, who has been injured since October 15, returned to the group this weekend. The fans call the players, want to see. The young shoots are already stars of the club Enzo Le Fée and Théo Le Bris are alpagated by the audience. Appreciated by Céline, who comes from Saint-Michel-en-Grève (Côtes-d’Armor) with her sons Axel and Killian. “It’s my first time to come and it’s a great atmosphere, we get into the game, we’re here on vacation and we follow Lorient a bit, it’s great to see the players entering the stadium! “, the mother of the family rejoiced. At 3:30 pm, some wait for the stadium gates to open, others line up to try their luck at football-style roulette, while Merlux and Morwenn Le Normand launch a quiz to win Merlus scarves and the young footballers will head to- head to a mini football pitch. In other words, no one will be bored while waiting for the meeting to start. The atmosphere is family, friendly, football, the real thing, a thousand miles from the terrible fights between supporters before the match against Brest.
“It’s nice to have you back”
Kyan, 9, is in the makeup chair, an orange, black and white cat being prepared on his face. He comes from Ergué-Gabéric and was invited, along with his father, by the football club. 800 children from Armada were actually invited this Sunday. “I didn’t expect so many events, the stands, the arrival of the players, I think it’s great”, marvels John, the father for whom it’s a first “but it makes you want to come back”. The make-up stand is packed, we leave with the FCL crest on our cheeks, flaming balloons and all sorts of stripes as long as they contain local colours. Families take pictures with Merlux before rushing into the packed stadium. A Moustoir on fire, this Sunday, but that wasn’t enough for the Hakes to win. They lost 1-2, but the supporters will be there from next week, against Paris.