League 1 game between Marseille Rennes at Stud Velodrome on Saturday was postponed after fans rushed to Marseille’s training ground hours before the kick-off in protest of club officials.
The French multimedia outlet RMC Sport reported that about 150-200 supporters attempted to break into the Robert Louis Reifus Center. In the TV photos, fans were seen breaking in, throwing flares and igniting firecrackers.
“The match between Marseille and Stade Rennais League 1 has been postponed in light of what happened this afternoon at the Olympique de Marseille training center,” the French Ligue (LFP) said in a statement.
RMC has released a video of a fan marching down the street and holding a banner labeled “”.[Club] Directly targeting OM President Jacques-Henri Eiro, such as “Director, Out”. After that, he reported that the situation had settled down without giving details.
A message to Eiro was also written at the entrance of the training ground.
The French sports daily L’Équipe said riot police had been deployed to deal with the incident.
🚨 Les image sexclusives du coup de force des supporters marseillais au center d’entrainement Robert-Louis-Dreyfus Un arbre a pris feu, 25 personnes on tétété interpelées parlapolice. pic.twitter.com/XIVEalZoRQ
— RMC Sport (@RMCsport) January 30, 2021
OM couldn’t comment immediately.
Marseille is 7th in league 1 ranking, 16 points drift of leader LyonAndré Villas-Boas has hinted that he will leave the club when his contract expires in June.
OM was knocked out on the Champions League group stage this season.
Information from Reuters and ESPN correspondent Julien Laurence was used in this report.
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