Some Marseille followers are sad with the best way the membership is at present being run and have protested towards president Jacques-Henri Eyraud, who they are saying is ignoring the membership’s traditions.
It additionally stated close by bushes had been set alight and automobiles broken.
Police made 25 arrests and 7 officers had been injured as they tried to revive order.
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“Misinformation and lies, unfold by social media, achieved the unthinkable by shaking one of many emblematic facilities of Democracy.
“What occurred some weeks in the past in Washington DC and what occurred yesterday in Marseille comply with a comparable logic: a number of sources feed an inferno of opinions, invectives, and threats which might be amplified by social media creating the situations that result in violence and chaos.”
Marseille stated it might proceed working with the authorities to carry these concerned accountable for his or her actions.
“What occurred this afternoon [Saturday] requires the utmost severity for these troublemakers who declare to be supporters however destroy amenities and threaten workers and gamers,” Eyraud stated.
Goalkeeper and membership captain Steve Mandanda stated there was no method to “justify such a wave of violence” however that now was the time for “appeasement.”
“I have been a participant at Olympique de Marseille for 13 years,” he stated.
“I do know every thing about this membership, I do know the love and frustration it might arouse. However in the present day’s occasions sadden me and are unacceptable.”
Marseille is at present ninth in Ligue 1 and has received simply as soon as in its final 5 league video games.
League organizers are but to reschedule the fixture towards Rennes however stated it might be performed at a later date.
Martin Goillandeau contributed to reporting.