Olympique de Marseille has announced that it wants to consult the supporters on Monday, February 15, in order to start a way out of the crisis. But the associations of supporters who animate the turns have received, according to La Provence, an email from the Olympian management announcing that the club wanted to break the convention which bound them on the subject of subscription campaigns.
Olympique de Marseille announced on Monday February 15 that they wanted to set up, at the beginning of March, a major consultation with its supporters in order to get out of the crisis in which the Marseille club has been plunged for several weeks. The idea advocated by OM is to invent “new mode of supporterism.” “This project will allow all football and OM lovers, families, children, to reappropriate the term supporter so that it is no longer captured by violent gangs. are the club’s most valuable asset and will remain so “, indicates the communicated. For their part, supporters see it as an attack on “ultra culture”.
This announcement comes as legal proceedings are underway against several people who allegedly participated in the intrusion into the Robert-Louis-Dreyfus training center on February 1. It is in this context that the associations of supporters who have been leading the turns for more than thirty years would have received an email, also Monday, signed by Hugues Ouvrard, the general manager of the club. According to the daily Provence, this email indicates that the club announces wanting to break the convention which binds OM to the supporters on the subject of subscription campaigns. The incidents at La Commanderie in early February would be the cause of such a decision.
The reactions did not take long to be heard. On twitter, the supporters do not hide their anger and writing that “OM is us”. They also call to unite against the management of the club. Even elected officials have expressed themselves on the social network. Monday evening, Benoît Payan, the mayor of Marseille, supported the supporters of the Marseille club. For the city councilor, they are “the soul of the club” and “their formal notice by the management is incomprehensible, there cannot be tens of thousands of Marseillais who pay the consequences of a few excited, already in court”. The latter also said he wrote to Jacques-Henri Eyraud, the president of OM “so that it calms the game”.
Martine Vassal, the president of the Bouches-du-Rhône department also expressed her support for Marseille supporters and called on the club’s management to “get it right”. “OM is our city. It’s our life!”, still writes the chosen one. A petition has even been launched to demand the resignation of Jacques-Henri Eyraud and has already collected more than 4,000 signatures. Appeasement is therefore not for now.