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Marseille gets a match behind closed doors
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The disciplinary committee of the Professional Football League (LFP), meeting on Wednesday November 17, sanctioned Olympique de Marseille with a match behind closed doors for the incidents that occurred during the match against Paris-Saint-Germain at the Vélodrome , October 24.

It is a lesser evil for OM which, already sanctioned for overflows by its supporters in the visitor parking lot during a match in Angers on September 22, risked a withdrawal of one point in the standings in the event of a repeat offense. At the end of two weeks of instruction, the disciplinary committee therefore finally decided to inflict a match behind closed doors to the Olympian club, which will be the one against Troyes on November 28 according to OM.

During the match of the 11th day of Ligue 1 (0-0) between OM and PSG, projectiles were notably thrown at the Parisian corner shooters in the first period and a spectator entered the lawn in the 72e minute. Outside the stadium, 21 people had been arrested for other incidents. Half a dozen had been sentenced to terms of up to two years in prison, all accompanied by stadium bans.

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No Marseille supporters in Lyon on Sunday

In addition, Marseille supporters are banned from traveling to Lyon on Sunday for the Ligue 1 match between Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille.

“As part of the meeting between Lyon and OM at Groupama Stadium at the end of the 14e Ligue 1 day Uber Eats, the Rhône prefecture issued a decree to ban the parking and movement of Marseille supporters in downtown Lyon and around the stadium in Décines-Charpieu on Sunday, November 21, 2021 from 8 a.m. to midnight “, wrote the Marseille club on its website.

Access to the stadium and its surroundings is prohibited “To any person availing himself of the quality of supporter of the OM club, or behaving as such, that is to say wearing in particular a scarf, a badge, a garment, a flag in the colors of this club”, he adds.

OM supporters are already prohibited from parking outside from overflows in the stands, first after the Nice-OM match on August 22, then after the one played in Angers on September 22 during which several dozen Marseille supporters had left the visitors area to confront the Angevin ultras in the neighboring stand before the stewards restored order.

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Also as part of this meeting, four Angers supporters, aged 22 to 35, were indicted on Wednesday for unauthorized entry into a sports competition with the intention of disturbing her, “A specific infringement of the sports code”. They will appear on March 30. Three of them are also indicted for violence committed in a meeting in a sports venue, Angers prosecutor Eric Bouillard told Agence France-Presse (AFP). They would have committed this violence “Either on stewards, or on opponents of the camp opposite OM”, detailed the magistrate.

A fifth man, “Less involved”, who was summoned Wednesday morning and did not show up, was finally heard. He is also indicted for having entered the sports arena. He is also summoned on March 30 but has not been placed under judicial supervision by then, said Bouillard. Marseille supporters “Will be heard later, but very soon”, said the prosecutor.

Also behind closed doors for Saint-Etienne

In addition, the disciplinary committee of the LFP decided, on Wednesday, to completely close the stadium of Saint-Etienne, (a sanction already served as a precautionary measure during the meeting between the Greens and Clermont), after the incidents which occurred in Geoffroy-Guichard during the match against Angers on October 22 (2-2). The Stéphanois supporters had caused the postponement of about an hour of the kickoff of the meeting, in particular by throwing smoke which had deteriorated the goal nets.

In addition, the club is forced to close the Paret and Snella stands at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium for two matches. It also suffers from a closure for two games of its visitor parking lot. The first of these two matches has already been served as a precautionary measure during the match played by the Stéphanois in Metz.

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William Dupuy

Independent political analyst working in this field for 14 years, I analyze political events from a different angle.

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