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Football Ligue 1 – ASSE-OM: LFP announces first consequence – FRENCH FOOTBALL

by: Adam Smith


Football Ligue 1 - ASSE-OM: LFP announces first consequence - FRENCH FOOTBALL 1

On Wednesday night, violent clashes broke out between Olympique de Marseille and fans AS Saint-Etienne outside the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium.

In fact, buses from The Marseille amateur groups fell into a real ambush at the Forez while ASSE fans were waiting for them to fight. As a result, the police were forced to remove the water cannons, but also the tear gas to bring order, and the supporters of Olympique de Marseille were unable to enter the stadium. Phoenician players, starting with Steve Mandanda, Morgan Sanson and Dimitri Payet, expressed their anger at the situation. LFP director general Didier Quillot did the same.

In an interview with Le Parisien, the ligue 1 strongman condicted the facts, but welcomed the work of the police and condened the actions of ASSE supporters. “Of course I condone these facts. The violence of these confrontations is unacceptable. I greet the police who have allowed it not to be even worse. What happened on Wednesday night clearly isn’t going in the right direction compared to the demands of amateur associations to reduce travel bans. How do you want the prefect of the Loire to allow the movement of supporters to Saint-Etienne after what happened on Wednesday night? » Didier Quillot wondered, for whom it would not be surprising to see the visitors’ parking lot at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard empty on more than one occasion between now and the end of the season. A very sad advertisement for French football and for ASSE, custom from the beginning of the season …