Marseille match postponed after followers storm coaching floor to protest

Marseille match postponed after followers storm coaching floor to protest

The Ligue 1 sport between Marseille and Rennes on the Stade Velodrome on Saturday was postponed after followers stormed into Marseille’s coaching floor hours earlier than kickoff in protest towards membership officers.

French multimedia outlet RMC Sport reported some 150-200 supporters tried to interrupt into the Robert Louis Dreyfus centre. TV photos confirmed followers forcing their means in and a few have been seen throwing flares and lighting firecrackers.

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“Given the incidents that occurred this afternoon on the Olympique de Marseille coaching centre, the Marseille v Stade Rennais Ligue 1 match is postponed,” the French League (LFP) stated in an announcement.

RMC printed footage of followers marching within the streets and carrying banners studying “[Club] administrators, out”, and others immediately focusing on OM president Jacques-Henri Eyraud. It later reported the state of affairs had calmed down, with out elaborating.

The doorway of the coaching floor was additionally tagged with messages towards Eyraud.

French sports activities every day L’Equipe stated riot police had been deployed to take care of the incident.

OM weren’t instantly obtainable for remark.

Marseille are seventh within the Ligue 1 standings, 16 factors adrift of leaders Lyon, with coach Andre Villas Boas hinting he’ll go away the membership when his contract expires in June.

OM have been knocked out on this season’s Champions League group stage.

Promoted RC Lens moved as much as sixth on 34 factors after claiming a 2-1 win at 11th-placed Montpellier.

On Sunday, second-placed Paris St Germain journey to Lorient and third-placed Lille host Dijon.

Data from Reuters and Football4cast correspondent Julien Laurens was used on this report.

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