According to a press release, "repeated incidents of violence, physical and verbal aggression, intimidation and vandalism, as well as numerous reports of unauthorized pyrotechnics, smoke bombs and incendiary devices, continue to grow in section 132."
This section has housed the Ultras groups ASUPMTL and Ultras Montréal 2002 along with several other groups.
As of September 11, "these groups are banned from any activities at Stade Saputo and in relation to any and all official team events and initiatives."
According to CF Montréal, "supporters from section 132" were involved in altercations with visiting Toronto FC fans, who were "physically assaulted" during the last home game on August 27.
The MLS and Toronto FC will no longer provide the "required allocation of away tickets" to any visiting CF Montréal fan for a game in Toronto on October 23.
"The MLS Code of Conduct, as well as Stade Saputo regulations, apply to all fans without exception, to ensure that the experience and environment at each event is safe for fans as well as for the players and staff on the field."
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At around 23 minutes into the game, CF Montréal midfielder Djordje Mihailovic lined up for a free kick on the edge of the box. All at once, the capacity crowd at Saputo Stadium held their breath as Mihailovic began his movement.
He laced a fast, low shot that skimmed its way through the wall but was deftly saved by the Toronto goalkeeper. CF Montréal captain Samuel Piette pounced on the rebound and made no mistake.
The crowd erupted and popped blue smoke, chanting their captain's name and celebrating his first-ever goal at Saputo Stadium.
On Friday, August 27, CF Montréal faced Toronto FC at Saputo Stadium. This was the first 401 Derby contested at Saputo Stadium in over a year and the excitement was palpable.
I was at the game and I gotta say, it was an unforgettable experience.
Teddy Elliot | MTL Blog
Right from kickoff, CF Montréal fans were in fine form, chanting derision at Toronto FC players and making a whole lot of noise.
From holding up scarves proclaiming "F*** Toronto!" to launching firecrackers whenever CF Montréal scored a goal, the supporters are passionate and ravenous. And Montreal scored three goals, so you can imagine the racket.
It would be fair to say that Toronto FC had a very poor game despite scoring one goal and you could feel the flow of the game was affected by how badly they played.
The second half was marred by a stop-start nature despite the fact that Montreal was able to score two goals.
Montreal crashed into the Toronto defence in waves, controlling 60% of the possession and peppering the keeper with 19 shots.
It made for a fun viewing if you were for CF Montréal. I thought to myself, "How nice it is to see a Montreal team win for a change!"
Teddy Elliot | MTL Blog
If I could give Mr. Saputo one piece of unsolicited advice, however, it would be to fix those hot dogs. I was personally victimized by how bad they were.
If you avoid those, you're in for a fantastic experience.
CF Montréal Is Investigating An Alleged Violent Incident At Saputo Stadium
An alleged violent incident at Saputo Stadium on Saturday night has prompted an investigation from CF Montréal.
In an account circulating on Twitter, a CF Montréal supporter claims that their boyfriend was attacked by a group of Ultras Montréal, a supporter's group, for wearing a CF Montreal jersey. The Ultras responded by claiming the individual was intoxicated "to the point of vomiting" and throwing beer on the pitch. They also claim he pushed a young girl.
Club statement following Saturday’s incident in section 132 at Stade Saputo.
The Ultras Montreal group, who launched a petition against CF Montreal in January, is very critical of the team's new name and branding but said that their actions on Saturday had "no connection" with the person's jersey choice.
The individual, however, said that the Ultras "insulted" their boyfriend and "demanded that he take off his jersey."
"I don't know how many people jumped him. He protected himself with his arms and received innumerable blows," the post claims.
The Ultras said it was they who alerted security.
"We remind you that CF Montreal does not accept any act of intimidation or violence at Saputo Stadium," the team wrote in a statement.
"It is crucial for our Club that fans, as well as players from the visiting team, can show up at the stadium safely and without fear of being targeted by such acts."
The once-named Montreal Impact soccer team certainly has a dedicated fan club. One of its biggest, the Ultras Montréal, along with several other fan clubs, have launched a petition against the new "Club de Foot Montréal" team name.
The petition, which has over 4,800 signatures as of January 25, is "raising an alarm" to show "the real emotion that this rebranding arouses for our community."
It is shameful to thus eliminate an enormous part of the history of a team, of its players, of its supporters, of Montrealers and Quebecers.
The Ultras Montréal fan club, which has been, as they say, "the voice and soul of Saputo Stadium" since 2002, said that "the mere fact of mentioning the Impact has been synonymous with pride for Montrealers and Quebecers who are directly or indirectly interested in football."
They also claim that the team's new branding, which they call "generic," has caused a "rupture between supporters and their club."
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In a statement posted on social media, the group reaffirmed its commitment to the "Montreal Impact" team name and reiterated that the change represents a "great loss of pride" for the city and the players.
CF Montreal, meanwhile, will stand by its new name for the season. President and CEO of CF Montreal, Kevin Gilmore said that the new team identity is "a great metamorphosis that will stimulate and guide our evolution."
The team still recognizes the Ultras Montréal and Association de Supporters de l'Impact de Montréal, both of whom signed the petition, as official supporter clubs on its website.
Despite all the noise around the name, CF Montreal will begin its new season on April 3.