Despite Olympique de Marseille doing their best to stop their supporters from their antics in the Le Classique matchup against Paris Saint-Germain; however, the fanbase still made their presence known.
The Marseille fanbase threw bottles as security had to protect Neymar Jr. while taking a corner kick. Then they had a pitch invader who ran up to Lionel Messi, stopping the buildup of a play for the capital club. Outside of the pitch, there were clashes between supporters; overall, there were 21 arrests.
Jacques Cardoze, communications director of Marseille, appeared on RTL to discuss what went right and wrong for them. Furthermore, Cardoze stated that they’d be filing against the supporters who were causing trouble last Sunday night.
“The match was exceptional in a very beautiful atmosphere, overheated, overexcited,” Cardoze said. “Of course, everything did not go very well, but we must also put ourselves in a context. This is the first time in two years that we have filled a stadium with 65,000 people and maybe even more.”
“We made efforts, I think we are on the right track. Those who are troublemakers, we file a complaint against them, there is no question that there is no sanction.”
Marseille has already lost a point due to the behavior of its supporters, and the club wants to demonstrate that it can control its fanbase to avoid further punishment from the league and losing points.