OM-Tottenham: English fans banned in downtown Marseille

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OM-Tottenham: English fans banned in downtown Marseille

On the eve of the decisive meeting between OM and Tottenham in the Champions League, the decision of the Prefect of Police of Bouches-du-Rhône, Frédérique Camilleri, fell. A prohibited order “to anyone claiming to be a Tottenham supporter or behaving as such” to circulate in the 1st, 2nd, 6th and 7th arrondissements of Marseille, i.e. a large sector including in particular the Old Port, the Panier, Notre-Dame de la Garde or the seafront on the corniche. And this until Wednesday 2 am.

In force since Monday noon, this ban was taken because the presence of Spurs supporters could “to spark rivalries with Marseille supporters”these being used, during matches, to “travel through the city center to detect” fans of the opposing team “in order to confront them”explains this decree.

The surroundings of the stadium also prohibited

Apart from the English media sent to the stadium “on board coaches and buses placed under police escort”no Tottenham fan will be able to be near the Vélodrome (8th arrondissement) and in an entire sector around the stadium, Tuesday, between 10 a.m. and midnight.

This measure aims to “to prevent the risk of confrontations”indicates the decree, recalling that “The terrorist threat remains at a high level in France. »

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