Marseille fans continue boycott

Marseille's supporter groups have confirmed they will boycott the away match at Lorient in continued protest at the club’s poor league form.


Despite winning the Coupe de la Ligue two weeks ago, OM fans are dissatisfied at a poor season in Ligue 1, where they lie in mid-table having been runners-up last season and champions the year before.

The club’s supporters, renowned for at times emotional reactions to events, were not placated by the 1-0 win over Lyon in the Cup final, storming out of last weekend's 2-1 Ligue 1 defeat to Bordeaux at half time.

And, in a press release, a collection of Marseille fan groups – headed by the collective known as the 'Dodgers' – explained they would continue to protest by boycotting the final three away matches of the season, against Lorient, Saint Etienne and Sochaux.

"This team no longer represents us and we have taken the decision to boycott the next three away matches, and to show our discontent at home but not displaying our colours," the statement read.

"In addition, the 20-year anniversary celebrations of (the group’s formation), due to take place ahead of the Auxerre match on May 13, have been suspended."

Marseille have closed their training ground to members of the public this week in fear of protests.

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