PSG-OM: Past events, JUL concerts, rivalries … Ministry justifies travel ban to Marseille

The ministerial decree justifying the ban on the movement of Olympique de Marseille supporters to the Parc des Princes for Sunday evening’s match against PSG was published this Saturday in the Official Journal. In particular, it produced a comprehensive list of past events that prompted this decision, including a concert by JUL.

As announced by The Indian Paper several days ago, there will be no organized trips to Paris for Olympique de Marseille supporters this Sunday. For fear of overflow during the “classic” of Ligue 1, the authorities preferred to take a preventive measure: any “individual or mass displacement, in any way, claiming the quality of a supporter of Olympique de Marseille or such behavior”. Not anyone who does. […] Between the municipalities of the Bouches-du-Rhne department, on the one hand, and, on the other, the municipalities of the le-de-France region.” The decision was published this Saturday in the Official Journal.

The decree, signed by Interior Minister Gerald Darmin, listed all the reasons that prompted the government to be wary of the meeting. In “First Places”, the text first notes that Marseille travel is “often a source of disturbances of public order”, based on examples of events from the Metz-omé in December 2019 to the Chavignon front last January.

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A protest “outside any sports meeting”

Again, the decree regrets that some supporters of the PSG club have resorted to violent behavior, often through fights between supporters during home games. There are recalls of a siege on a child during the PSG-OL last December, such as the demolition of the Lancois bus in May or the organizing of an unauthorized procession with smoke bombs during the reception to Nantes in November.

Above all, the decision hinges on the ‘enmity’ between the two clubs, which has led to clashes in recent years. Then “classics” are cited, which led to an overflow in 2021, where 21 Marseille supporters were arrested after “massive use of pyrotechnic devices”. But, more surprisingly, the decree also states that “the opposition of supporters of both teams appears outside any sporting meeting between these clubs, as during the concert of Marseille artist JUL at the ‘Accor Hotel Arena'”. took place in Paris on November 13, 2019, where Paris supporters disrupted the event’.

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