Plans to invite children to the North Bend line between OM and Feyenoord for the second leg of the Europa Conference League semi-final on 5 May have been called off for security reasons. So the stand will be closed and empty due to the ban imposed by UEFA after the excesses against PAOK Salonika.
Big disappointment for the kids. Olympique de Marseille has decided to cancel plans to invite children to the north corner of the Velodrome stadium for the second leg of the Europa Conference League semi-final against Feyenoord on 5 May. Sanctioned by UEFA after the incidents in the first leg of the quarter-final against PAOK Salonika, Om was asked to stop his stand.
As successfully implemented during the Europa League match against Lazio, the Olympian management then thought of allowing UEFA to invite approximately 6,500 children (including refugee Ukrainians) to stand in front of the Dutch club.
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Very close to Feyenoord Fan Park
But the operation will not be successful due to security reasons. The main reason is the proximity of Feyenoord Fan Park to the velodrome. The Marseille club is also considering the need to close the entrance to the north turn in the event of possible overflow between fans of the two camps and the primary concern for the safety of children in the declared tense match.
The Grandstand will therefore be closed for a setback that will give tickets to the first C4 final in history. OM notified the partner clubs that were to be associated with the initiative by email this Monday morning. This is certainly a huge disappointment for the kids who dream of supporting Jorge Sampaoli’s team.