Marseille clash with Rennes CANCELED after fans storm the training ground
Marseille’s clash with Rennes CANCELED after supporters stormed their Robert Louis-Dreyfus training center, setting off fireworks and “throwing smoke bombs and firecrackers” at the entrance angry the club owner and their recent form
- Marseille fans stormed the training complex ahead of their match against Rennes
- Fans set a tree on fire and fans attacked the entrance gates to the training ground
- It is not known if any coaches or players were in the complex at the time.
- However, as a result, their Ligue 1 match against Rennes on Saturday is now called off.
Marseille supporters stormed the club’s Robert Louis-Dreyfus training ground to stage a protest ahead of their Ligue 1 game against Rennes – which has now been postponed accordingly.
Fans gathered and marched to the complex on Saturday afternoon equipped with flares.
Videos circulated on social media with fireworks set off by angry fans who raided the entrance gates of the complex.
Marseille supporters gathered and marched towards the Robert Louis-Dreyfus training ground
Fans reportedly attacked the front doors with smoke bombs and fireworks to gain access
Another video shows fans walked through the front doors and out of the complex with their faces covered.
Provence reported that fans set a tree on fire and sprayed the entrance to the complex with smoke bombs, firecrackers and fireworks.
While RMC added that 25 supporters were arrested and a number of supporters managed to breach security to walk through the front door and enter the training complex.
It is not known if any coaches or players were at the center at the time of the incident.
The situation calmed down and the scene of the riot was photographed outside the entrance to the complex.
Messages were seen on the walls outside the training ground with messages including “Eyraud out, Eyraud is leaving, advice is motherfuckers”.
Marseille were due to face Rennes at 8:00 p.m. GMT, but shortly after 5:00 p.m. it was confirmed that the game was now called off.
The match of the 22nd day of Ligue 1 Uber Eats between Olympique de Marseille and Stade Rennais FC has been postponed.
“In view of the incidents that occurred this afternoon at the Olympique de Marseille training center, the OM – Stade Rennais FC match (22nd matchday in Ligue 1 Uber Eats) has been postponed to a later date.”
Marseille fans are believed to be angry with the recent form of the squad which lost momentum when they were in the title race in November.
Fans are reportedly angry with the club owner as well as their recent decline in form
The club have lost their last four consecutive games in all competitions and have won just three of their last ten league games.
Marseille currently occupies eighth place in Ligue 1 with 32 points on the table, 14 points behind the Lyon leader.
The supporters are also against Marseille President Jacques-Henri Eyraud and want him to leave the club.
Speaking earlier in the week, manager Andre Villas-Boas believed his days at the club were numbered. According to The Sun, he said, “It looks like the end. I think it will all be over in June.
“I’m not demanding anything because looking at where we are would not be fair. And I think everyone is okay with that.
The club were in contention for the title until November but have won just three of their last ten
Manager Andre-Villas Boas admitted his future at the club was uncertain last week