Invited to visit the infrastructures of Montpellier on the sidelines of the match against OM, this Saturday in Ligue 1 (9 p.m.), the Marseille influencer Bengous sparked a heated controversy with Hérault supporters.
Claiming to qualify for the Europa League, Montpellier (8th) welcomes OM (6th) this Saturday during the 32nd day of Ligue 1 (9pm). A decisive duel in the race for Europe and for which the team led by Michel Der Zakarian will not lack motivation. The partners of Andy Delort and Stephy Mavididi will also be keen to make people forget the blunder committed by one of the members of the club before the reception of the Marseillais.
At the heart of the problem, the passage of YouTuber Bengous at the MHSC training center. Invited by the commercial director of the Hérault club as part of an operation with a sponsor, this fervent Marseille supporter landed and even posed with several players, dressed in an OM tracksuit. Enough to anger local supporters.
Bengous: “I was received like a king”
Welcomed with a smile by the Montpellier club, Bengous wanders the corridors of the training center and even in the team’s locker room. Obviously, the Marseille fan had a great time and let it be known on social networks this Thursday. A way of thanking the MHSC, not without forgetting to keep the Hérault residents up a bit before the match against OM, for which he should even bring the ball onto the field for the kick-off.
“Oh Andy Delort, quiet Saturday eh !!! I went to take the temperature at the Montpellier training center and normally it should, launched the influencer after his visit to the Grammont estate. I had a wonderful time. day today I was received like a king. […] I wanted to thank you for your welcome and all your attention to me knowing that I am an inveterate supporter of OM and that I was wearing the OM jacket two days before the match. Respect MHSC, I wish you that your club continues to grow but with a loss on Saturday. “
Montpellier apologizes to its supporters
A visit from an OM supporter that sparked the ire of the fanatic fans. Deprived of a stadium due to the health situation linked to the coronavirus, Hérault supporters experienced the presence of Bengous as a provocation. Faced with the multiplication of criticisms, Montpellier even posted a message to calm things down.
“Details: the club wishes to dissociate itself from an internal personal initiative which will be sanctioned, explained the current eighth in Ligue 1 on social networks. MHSC supporters remain united for this end of the season. Like you, one goal: wear the colors of La Paillade high on Saturday evening. “
The club confirmed that this was a personal, unwelcome initiative. The other members of the Montpellier club were not aware, nor the players who saw Bengous land in a surprising way. A sanction is envisaged for the person at the origin of this visit.
With three points behind OM before welcoming the team coached by Jorge Sampaoli, Montpellier could strike a blow in the race for Europe in case of victory. Unbeaten for nine meetings in L1, the Hérault club must win to dream of the Europa League … and be forgiven for a rather clumsy initiative.