According to La Marseillaise fears are arising over the degrading conditions of entry points into Marseille’s Stade Vélodrome, ahead of OM’s fixture with Lyon – which will see a return of Lyon fans in the away end after several years of bans on Les Gones’ travelling support.
The local Marseille paper reported that “The surroundings have become a real risk zone, because of the preventative security measures and crowd checks becoming more and more thorough – which has led to a slow flow of people and a crowd build-up around barriers and access points.”
This follows reports from OM’s Champions League tie with Tottenham last week (1-2) of the degrading conditions when entering the stadium since the start of the season. A Marseille supporter reported that they were “crushed against a metal barrier by people who couldn’t see that the stadium wasn’t open yet” and that they “couldn’t move and could hardly breathe”.
GFFN | George Boxall