“I put on the hat and the hood because it’s cold, not to hide my face!” Jon * was in front of the Commanderie this Sunday, but he suspected that nothing would happen there. About twenty supporters, including several families, spent the afternoon there, in a friendly atmosphere. All were there to encourage their players, “like the ultra Parisians at Le Bourget,” Mohamed launches. The 30-year-old believes that the Olympians “deserve a little support after everything they’ve been through, right? They shouldn’t only see the supporters who want to break everything. “
But the Marseillais players saw no one: their bus left well after the curfew time and the many police officers present at the Commanderie had threatened to rain the fines. The Olympians bus, escorted by numerous police vehicles, was therefore neither cheered nor booed on its route.
Like the (unmarked) PSG bus, it arrived at the Vélodrome stadium without difficulty. Several strategic places were particularly monitored: the premises of the Commando Ultra, located on the route of the Marseillais bus, was thus guarded by about twenty CRS. But no incident occurred before the game.
Banners all over town
“We put enough pressure on Jacques-Henri Eyraud last week,” explains Jon. The most important thing for us now is to support our imprisoned brothers. “
Eight supporters are in pre-trial detention after the intrusion at the Commanderie. Several support banners were displayed, in particular in front of the Baumettes and Luynes prisons: “Our passion does not deserve prison”, in white on a blue background. Banners hostile to Jacques-Henri Eyraud and the Marseille leaders continue to adorn the Marseille bridges: “JHE put on foot” or “leaders, players, go out!” “While rumors of redemption circulate, supporters also attacked Frank McCourt:” Leave the Capitol, take care of the white and blue house! “
Impossible for the fans to display their dissatisfaction around the Velodrome: the enclosure was cordoned off, protected by dozens of police officers and reinforced barriers. One of the groups of supporters, the Marseille Trop Puissant, assures us that they were not allowed to enter the stadium to “decorate” their area. They had planned to pay tribute to one of their members who died a year ago. The ultras evoke a “censorship” of the management, which has not commented.
This debate does not interest Mohamed, who defines himself as “a supporter not angry. This OM fan would have liked to be “like the Parisian ultras at Le Bourget”. He was impressed by the atmosphere that accompanied the departure of the Parisian players this Sunday morning. The Parisians also deployed an ironic banner of support for Jacques-Henri Eyraud, while encouraging their players.
Mohamed would have liked to do the same and give a little courage to the Marseille players before this hundredth clasico: “They are entitled to a little support after all they have been through, right? They should not only see the supporters who want to break everything. Mohamed did not see anyone. The Olympiens bus must leave the Commanderie well after the curfew time. And given the number of police present, it was better not to dawdle.
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