We spoke to Clément, alone within the QRM automotive park in Metz / Ligue 2 / J19 / Metz-QRM (2-0) / SOFOOT.com

Alone within the automotive park reserved for Quevilly Rouen Métropole supporters on Friday at Saint-Symphorien, 20-year-old Clément had a enjoyable night. And not using a shirt, regardless of the Mosel’s chilly, a pupil from Rouen, a member of the Younger Block Kop, spared no effort to push his crew, lastly defeated (2:0). A dedication the membership wished to pay tribute to by presenting him with Alexandre Bonnet’s captain’s shirt.


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Did you look forward to finding your self alone in a car parking zone on a Friday evening?
I suspected it as a result of we began speaking about this match in our kop. A lot of the members have been working or had courses so that they could not come. Since I had no courses, I deliberate to go. There will not be many fan teams in QRM, everyone knows one another. Then there are all the time individuals who dwell within the area who come to the car parking zone to assist the membership. So I did not know if I’d actually be alone. However I rapidly realized that when the match began, there can be nobody else.

Weren’t you set off by the truth that only a few supporters got here to the journey?
No, I believed it will be enjoyable, it will be an actual expertise to be alone and make my mates snigger. I discovered a Blablacar to commute so I did.

“I admit that through the break I nonetheless went to the bathroom to make use of the heating. »

How do you price the sport?
It was a bit bizarre, I could not speak to anybody. A couple of dozen meters away have been solely ultras from Metz. They appeared fairly amused to see me there alone, shirtless. I targeted on the sport, I attempted to assist the crew. To be trustworthy, I did not break my voice like once we have been at residence, however I did attempt to do some vocals. If I am going to the stadium, I sing, I prefer it. The match glided by fairly rapidly, it was a bit chilly however it was good. It was a very good sport regardless that we misplaced.

When did you determine to take your shirt off?
When there are a number of of us, we’re used to it, it is already a convention. It was chilly there after I arrived, a lightweight breeze was blowing. I wasn’t planning on going shirtless! Kop’s mates advised me: “Go forward, undress, it will be enjoyable!” » I knew the QRM photographer was going to take an image of me, so I believed to myself: “Come on, I will do it for the image. » In the long run, I lasted virtually the entire match like this, I made a decision that it wasn’t tremendous chilly and that I may deal with it.

Have you ever been sick in the previous few hours?
No, it is nice, my physique has responded effectively. I admit that through the break I went to the bathroom to make use of the heating. (Snort.) However, my fingers have been chilly, so I stored my gloves on.

“I’ll coaching quickly with the shirt to signal it after which I will body it. Alexandre Bonnet continues to be a Ligue 2 legend.

Did you have got an opportunity to speak to the crew after the sport?
The gamers got here to say howdy. Since they did not greet me on the pitch, I stated to myself that perhaps they did not see me, that they did not perceive that I used to be a Quevilly supporter. (Snort.) I had no scarf, tarpaulin and took off my shirt. Lastly, some gamers got here. I left the stadium and obtained a name from neighborhood supervisor with QRM. He tells me: “Come on, I’ve obtained a shirt for you.” » And we met in entrance of the stadium. It touched me as a result of it meant the gamers understood that I got here to assist them. It is good of them to thank me on this manner. I used to be very completely happy and even after that gamers contacted me on social media to inform me we needed to see one another within the subsequent match. I stay up for welcoming them in individual.

What are you going to do with that Alexandre Bonnet T-shirt?
Usually, I body them. I’ve a small assortment, that is my third Quevilly shirt. I already had Duckens Nazon and Mamady Bangré. I feel I will observe getting it signed quickly, after which I will body it. Alexandre Bonnet continues to be a Ligue 2 legend, an ideal participant, in order that’s good.

“My mom referred to as me and stated: “However what is the story? I noticed you within the papers, what have you ever completed once more?” It was fairly humorous. »

Since when do you assist QRM?
It began in 2021. I found a ardour for leaping on the bottomI began going to matches in Italy, Paris, Lille and I used to be tempted by Quevilly. I dwell 20 minutes from the stadium and that is skilled soccer, effectively definitely worth the drive. The primary match I noticed was in opposition to Caen. We misplaced 2-0, we scored within the 91st minuteto me and equalize at 93to meloopy state of affairs! I rapidly wished to return to the stadium. This season I subscribed and we began the Younger Block group. Speaking to different folks, we felt that QRM lacked that vibe, so we created our personal kick.

Your story sparked a number of reactions on social networks. Are there issues which have marked you?
I did not count on so many feelings in any respect. I obtained a number of assist, that is very good. I am not going to overlook this night. Now folks in my class acknowledge me. My household learn articles within the newspapers and I did not inform them. My dad and mom will not be very keen on soccer, they’re all the time a bit aggravated after I inform them that I spend cash watching matches. I advised my mum I used to be going to Metz however she had no concept I’d find yourself shirtless on their own within the car parking zone. When she noticed it, she wasn’t very pleased with me. She referred to as me saying: “However what is the story? I noticed you within the papers, what have you ever completed once more? » I needed to clarify to her, she did not perceive that I used to be shirtless. It was fairly humorous. Now I simply cannot watch for the following sport and relive these tales once more.

There have been additionally taunts indicating a scarcity of enthusiasm on the a part of QRM supporters. What would you wish to reply?
It is higher to have 10 loyal followers in love, capable of undergo all of the journeys, than 10,000 followers who come to the stadium however do not sing. The membership may be very younger, it comes from 2015. In fact, we do not have an enormous fanbase, however we’re to not be pitied. Now we have followers, it is rising. Increasingly folks come to the stadium and it is good to see that.

Interview by Quentin Ballue

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