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Police arrest 25 as Marseille fans fall out with club management

Robert Louis-Dreyfus Centre as fans vent anger over poor run

Marseille fans have stormed the club’s Robert Louis-Dreyfus Centre training ground to stage a protest ahead of their Ligue 1 match against Rennes – which has now been postponed as a result.

Fans gathered and marched towards the complex on Saturday afternoon equipped with flares.

Videos have circulated on social media with fireworks being set off by furious fans who attacked the front gates to the complex.

Training centre vandalised by Marseille fans who penetrated it earlier this afternoon – 25 arrests made by police, according to RMC.

A further video shows fans have got past the front gates and outside of the complex with their faces covered up. 

La 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 fans have been arrested and that a number of supporters did successfully breach the security to get past the front gate and enter the training complex

It is not known whether any coaching or playing staff were in the centre at the time of the incident.

The situation did calm down and riot place were pictured outside the entrance to the complex.

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‘Given the incidents that occurred this afternoon at the Olympique de Marseille training centre, 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 team’s recent run of form having dropped off the pace when they were in the title race back in November.

 

 

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