The French Inside Ministry has banned Marseille followers from attending Sunday’s Ligue 1 ‘Classique’ with bitter rivals Paris Saint-Germain at Parc des Princes.
The Ministry printed the order, asserting a 24-hour journey ban, on Saturday lower than 36 hours earlier than the encounter between table-topping PSG and Marseille, who’re second within the standings however 12 factors adrift.
“From zero hour to midnight, the person or collective motion, by any means, of any individual claiming the standing of a supporter of the Olympique de Marseille or behaving as such, is prohibited between the municipalities of the division of Bouches-du-Rhone, on the one hand, and the municipalities of the area of Ile-de-France, alternatively.”.
This choice was made due to the “animosity” and the “robust antagonism” between the followers of the 2 golf equipment, stated the order.
The final PSG-OM encounter involving followers of each groups was on February 28, 2018, and “eight members of regulation enforcement had been injured”, the order famous.
The Ligue 1 season has been marked by fan violence at video games in Lyon, Good, Marseille, Lens, Brest and Angers. Marseille star Dimitri Payet has twice been hit by bottles whereas taking corners.
Lens followers have been banned from making the 33km journey to Lille on Saturday for the ‘Derby of the North’.