The debut of Mario Balotelli in the French club Olympique Marseille has been overshadowed by a viewer uproar. The game against OSC Lille (1:2) had to be suspended for 35 minutes after the fireworks had exploded next to the two OM players, Kevin Strootman and Jordan Amavi.
The referee sent both teams into the cabin and threatened with a cancellation of the match. Who had thrown the firecracker, was on Friday evening, first of all, is still unclear.
Many Marseille Fans had come to Protest against the club’s management in the first ten minutes of the game on the grandstand, after that, there was a mood of boycott.
2016 there was a similar incident
The club is threatening because of the incident a penalty. Already in 2016 the encounter of the people from Languedoc against FC Metz had to be interrupted because of a similar incident.
Balotelli was replaced on Wednesday from OGC nice to Marseille, he came in the 74th minute. A Minute into the game. The Italian is expected to lead the former European Cup winner to the international business.
The club is currently in crisis, up to the Lille game was won by OM, only one of their last ten games and is in seventh place. To the tables-the Fourth AS St. Etienne – that is, to Europa League qualification – missing you five points.