There is a joke that was turning recently on Twitter and which, in our opinion, perfectly sums up the new tendency of some fanatics to come and spoil the football party: "The French fans have spent more time on the lawns of Ligue 1 this season. than Messi ”.
After Nice-OM, after Lens-Lille, it was Angers-OM's turn on Wednesday to have been marked by an early invasion of the field and fights between supporters.
At the Raymond-Kopa stadium, dozens of Marseille fans left the visitor park and destroyed equipment before the stewards restored order, Wednesday after the 0-0 draw in Angers, noted an AFP journalist . "Not that, guys, what an image we give! "Pleaded the stadium announcer, calling for calm. Players and club staff had already left the field for several minutes.
The incidents lasted a few minutes, then the stewards managed to escort each group back to its stand.
“There was a provocation on the part of the Angevin tribune, with fingers of honor and firecrackers which were sent from the Angevin side towards the Marseillais.
The Marseillais responded, it is a classic and stupid scheme, on one side and the other.
I'm not accusing anyone, ”Jacques Cardoze, OM's communications manager, told the press.
A specific configuration at the stadium in Angers
At the Raymond-Kopa stadium, the visitors' park is located in the same grandstand as the Angevin Ultras, and the names of birds between the two groups are frequent.
“It's a collective responsibility, there isn't a stadium, a team… We can see that things are starting to spread.
Everyone must be responsible for that, ”pleaded Mr. Cardoze.
“People have to be responsible.
We have been deprived of football for 15 months and people are not smart enough to tell themselves that we are coming to see football, just football.
I especially feel great sadness.
It's not acceptable, ”he insisted.
The two coaches, who did not witness the incidents, did not comment on the subject after the match.
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