Paris Saint-Germain fans will not be allowed to go to Marseille to watch the French football Clásico on Sunday in the local league, after the stadiums witnessed many acts of violence in recent weeks, according to a decree issued by the Ministry of the Interior in the Official Gazette on Wednesday.
The decree stated: “The matches played by Paris Saint-Germain outside its home often disturb public order.” Adding that some Marseille fans often show violent behaviour.
He added that individual or group travel for Paris Saint-Germain fans to Marseille will also be prohibited from midnight on Saturday, because the relations between the two clubs’ fans have been tainted by animosity for several years.
The decision comes after riot police and security personnel were forced to intervene to stop fans’ clashes and riots in several matches in the French league last month, which saw dozens injured, and Marseille fans were a party more than once.
Earlier this month, fans at the Velodrome threw fireworks, smoke bombs and other projectiles at Galatasaray fans, leading to clashes during and after the match.