Official Communication

11 sep 2018
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Olympique de Marseille acknowledges UEFA's cancellation of the suspended exclusion of any European competition for two years.

However, the total or partial closed-door sanctions that remain are extremely severe for the club, despite OM's compliance with the decision to ban pyrotechnic devices from football stadiums.

It is always difficult, even unfair, to deprive the entire audience of supporting their team.

OM wishes to reiterate that passion is a historical element of football which must be maintained. If OM intends to limit use of pyrotechnic devices, the Club also must re-state that its supporters have demonstrated an unequivocal position on topics such as the fight against racism and antisemitism - priorities of the UEFA.

The Club will continue to work relentlessly against unacceptable behaviour and invites everyone to act responsibly.