April 24, 2024


General Evolution

Marseille v Rennes match referred to as off right after 300 fans attack education centre

Andre Villas-Boas
Marseille supervisor Andre Villas-Boas has been below increasing stress in new weeks

Marseille’s match at house to Rennes in France’s Ligue 1 was postponed after violent scenes at their training ground on Saturday.

Local police say that 300 Marseille supporters “violently attacked” officers at the education centre. There have been 25 arrests.

Seven police officers ended up hurt.

There have been a variety of protests in the latest weeks by Marseille fans about the way the club is staying operate, on and off the pitch.

Supporters briefly broke into the training facility on Saturday afternoon, with the facet seventh in Ligue 1 after three successive defeats. The match from Rennes was scheduled to acquire position at 20:00 GMT.

In a statement on Saturday, Marseille reported the club “strongly condemns the unacceptable assault”, and that it “endangered the lives of individuals existing on web site”. They named the steps of these included “irresponsible and unacceptable”.

Marseille believed the damage prompted would amount to “several hundreds of hundreds of euros”.

Jacques-Henri Eyraud, Marseille’s president, mentioned: “What happened this afternoon calls for the biggest severity for these troublemakers who assert to be supporters but damage services and threaten workforce and players.”

Club captain Steve Mandanda additional: “Present day functions sadden me and are unacceptable. We are soccer players and a sports crisis can in no way justify these kinds of a surge of violence.”

Neighborhood law enforcement tweeted: “300 OM [Marseille] supporters violently attacked law enforcement officers existing to safe La Commanderie [the training centre].”

They extra that reinforcements had been sent “to place an conclusion to the harm”.

Manager Andre Villas-Boas led the club to 2nd in Ligue 1 final time but stated on Friday he was not likely to get a contract extension past June and was established to go away at the stop of the present campaign.

“It looks like the finish,” mentioned the Portuguese. “I believe it’s going to all be over in June.

“I am demanding very little since seeking at in which we are it would not be ideal. And I think anyone agrees with that.

“I are unable to see an extension materialising.

“The place wants a crystal clear-out which includes myself, unless I get 10 straight wins it’s possible not. But I’m responsible for the final results and right now they’re awful.”

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