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Marseille Fans Choose A Novel Way To Berate Their Players

Marseille Fans Choose A Novel Way To Berate Their Players
By Conor Neville

Fan power these days is most commonly expressed in the form of orchestrated walkouts and vicious baiting in social media.

Marseille supporters are evidently past the point of anger with their team at present.

It's twenty-three years since Bernard Tapie, dodgy politician and Arsene Wenger bete noire, lifted his club to a fifth successive French title and a Champions League, aided by both his financial muscle and his penchant for making generous donations to opposing players before games.

Nowadays, they find themselves in 14th in Ligue 1. An ignominious position for a club with their history. Their latest showing was a 0-0 draw at home to Bordeaux.

Instead of staging an angry walkout, they decided to play the Benny Hill theme tune during the game. And they brandished placards of goats.

'Goat' is apparently the French equivalent of a 'donkey', employed as a descriptive term for a rubbish footballer.

The players would probably prefer the walkout.

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[Guardian]

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