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UEFA threaten Marseille with one-season ban from European competitions

UEFA threaten Marseille with one-season ban from European competitions for persistent fan disorder and fine them £88,000

  • Marseille could be banned by UEFA from European competitions for one season
  • The governing body have threatened the French club for persistent fan disorder
  • Fans misbehaved on several occasions on their route to the Europa League final
  • Marseille must also pay £88,000 to compensate Lyon for damages after the final

UEFA has threatened Marseille with a one-season ban from European competition for persistent fan disorder, including incidents at the Europa League final back in May.

European football’s ruling body says its disciplinary panel deferred the suspension for a two-year probationary period.

Marseille must pay a fine of 100,000 euros (£88,000) and compensate Lyon, which hosted the final, for damage caused by fans.

UEFA has threatened to ban Marseille from European competitions for persistent fan disorder

In this season’s Europa League, Marseille must play its next home game in an empty stadium, and close both ends of the Velodrome for the second.

Marseille supporters misbehaved during the 3-0 loss against Atletico Madrid at near-neighbor Lyon.

UEFA says incidents in previous rounds, when Marseille played Salzburg and Leipzig, plus other disciplinary charges were also taken into account.    

Marseille must pay a fine of £88,000 to compensate Lyon for damage caused by fans in May

Marseille must pay a fine of £88,000 to compensate Lyon for damage caused by fans in May

Riot police made at least 33 arrests across France as football fans went on the rampage both in Lyon and Marseille (pictured)

Police made at least 33 arrests as their fans went on the rampage both in Lyon and Marseille

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