France considers banning football at night in winter, In the midst of a wave of changes, caused mainly by the war between Ukraine and Russia , France could take an unprecedented step in the world of sports. The sports minister, Amélie Oudéra-Castera, confirmed on Franceinfo that the government is considering suspending all sporting events at night from winter.
The measure, which has not been debated in the National Assembly nor has it been developed as a bill, would directly affect football and rugby . The French Executive is currently working on a “plan for adapting sports practice to climate change”, whose main objective would be to save energy use from next winter.
“This is one of the options we have. With Christophe Béchu (Minister for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion), we decided to take the bull by the horns in this case. When we see the heat waves that we have experienced, we need a well-harmonized doctrine throughout the territory and security for the players” , recognized Amélie Oudéra-Castéra in Franceinfo.
This idea, in addition, would encompass Formula 1 in turn . The former general director of the French Tennis Federation defended the French Grand Prix, highly criticized by large sectors of French society for carbon footprints. “Motorsport itself is on the brink of ecological transition,” she stressed. Oudera-Castera ‘s goal is for cars to progress to clean vehicles in line with the FIA and various sectors of motorsport.