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The PSG jersey will be banned near the Old Port of Marseille during the Champions League final between the Parisian club and Bayern Munich, the police headquarters confirmed on Friday. The authorities fear incidents due to the football rivalry between PSG and Olympique Marseille.
PSG supporters in Marseille are called to be discreet, Sunday, August 23, during the final of the Champions League opposing the Parisian club to Bayern Munich.
Rather than trying to contain the Marseille ultras who would like to do battle, the police headquarters indicated, Friday August 21, that the wearing of the PSG jersey would be prohibited in a perimeter of the Old Port from the middle of the post. noon before the final.
Sunday between 3 p.m. and 3 a.m., the “presence of PSG supporters or people posing as such and behaving as such” is prohibited around the Old Port, where many bars broadcast the matches, for safety reasons , told AFP the police headquarters, confirming information from the Parisian.
“Strong animosity of some Marseillais”
The decree, which will not be published until Friday, was taken after incidents that punctuated the broadcast of Tuesday night’s semi-final match.
The text of the prefect of police argues in particular “that there is a strong animosity on the part of some Marseillais, supporters or not, towards the PSG team, in contradiction with any sporting spirit”.
Tuesday evening, according to the police headquarters, gatherings of more than 250 people took place in Marseille, giving rise to two attacks on people wearing a Parisian club jersey, and “attempts at intimidation aimed at interrupting the retransmission of the match”.
In Paris, the final will be broadcast on giant screens at the Parc des Princes in front of 5,000 supporters, the maximum level imposed by the government. But there will be no “fan zones” in the French capital, AFP learned from a police source on Thursday.