Cabella & Thauvin get Benny Hill treatment from Marseille fans as Debuchy looks on
Sunday night saw yet more protests from Marseille fans, with Remy Cabella, Florian Thauvin and the rest of the team getting a full range of abuse.
Thauvin was hit by a plastic bottle at a previous match, whilst the players had to be smuggled out of the stadium in unmarked cars after a recent home game – extra security has also been laid on at the Marseille training complex to help protect the players from their own supporters.
As recently as 2010 Marseille won Ligue 1 and it was only two seasons ago (2013/14) when the French club were last playing Champions League football.
The absence of Champions League football these past two years though has left Marseille in a desperate financial position, without the kind of domestic TV riches that Premier League clubs enjoy.
The fans were in uproar as star players Ayew and Gignac were allowed to leave on frees as they couldn’t afford their wages, as well as the sales of Imbula, Payet and…Thauvin.
With no home win since September and only seven points from second bottom position, last night’s game against Bordeaux was the latest chance for the Marseille team to appease the fans.
However, yet another poor performance saw Marseille draw 0-0 with Bordeaux, who included Mathieu Debuchy on loan from Arsenal.
As well as abuse raining down on the Marseille owner, management and players, there was some light relief as the fans produced a moment of French humour.
To a background of the Benny Hill theme tune, the Marseille supporters passed around placards bearing images of goats.
Watch the fun played out below.
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