Bordeaux-Lorient: Tension and tear gas before the match

Bordeaux Ultra was very excited before it debuted in Bordeaux-Lorient. When the players’ bus arrived, supporters filled the car parks built for the press. They were dispersed by the CRS firing tear gas shells.

Bordeaux supporters, who risk relegation to Ligue 2 on Saturday evening, showed their anger when the Girondins coach arrived, requiring police intervention and the use of tear gas, according to findings by The Indian Paper and AFP.

As soon as they learned that the coach carrying the players had been diverted, about 200 Ultramarines arrived in the adjacent car park. They were dispersed by police fired tear gas, which allowed the Bordeaux coach to enter the stadium. After about ten minutes the tension eased, but the players were in a panic.

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“Shame of our 140 year history!”

During both teams’ practice, the South Corner welcomed David Gion’s players with a banner that read, “You are an embarrassment to our 140-year history!”

Bordeaux, the bottom of the championship, will be relegated to Ligue 2 this Saturday evening if Saint-tienne succeeds against Reims or loses against Lorient.

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