Marseille police ban Ajax fans from Europa League match

AFP , Thursday 16 Nov 2023

Fans of Dutch club Ajax have been banned from travelling to troubled Marseille for a Europa League match on November 30, police in the south of France decreed on Thursday.

Ajax fans
Ajax's fans wave flags before the Europa League Group B soccer match between Ajax and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Johan Cruyff ArenA stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023. Photo: AP


Marseille are in the spotlight after their fans attacked the Lyon team bus injuring the Lyon coach Fabio Grosso in late September.

Regional police are concerned that up to 2000 Ajax fans, some without tickets or members of ultra groups, are planning to make the trip.

Marseille played out a swashbuckling 3-3 draw with Ajax on September 21 in the Netherlands with skirmishes in Amsterdam after the game.

Marseille are top of Group B with eight points from four games while Ajax sit bottom with two points.

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