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Champions League final: Marseille lifts ban on arch-rival PSG Fans following outcry

PSG fans are going to have the ability to freely move across Marseille throughout Sunday’s Champions League Final, as declared by the regional governments of Bouches-du-Rhône.

The conclusion repels a former ban on”any individual claiming to be a PSG supporter” in the Old Port section of the southern French town – whose neighborhood group Olympique Marseille is famous to function as PSG’s largest rival.

The prefecture said it’d proposed the step”solely” to make sure the protection of PSG lovers, adding that”in no manner meant to limit freedom of movement”.

Officials mentioned previous clashes happened in the region throughout the UEFA Champions League semi-final PSG-RB Leipzig on Tuesday, which saw that the Parisien club winning 3-0 at Lisbon.

The decision was met with”incomprehension” from the general public, police said in a statement printed on Twitter.

The banning is now likely to be replaced with an increased presence of police forces in the Old Port to stop activities from”any troublemaker”.