United against stupidity and racism! Tuesday evening Pablo Longoria, the Marseille president, made aware of the insulting remarks against Hyun-Jun Suk during the match against Troyes on Sunday, had contacted his counterpart from the Estac to “apologize for OM to the player and at the Troyes club ”.
This Wednesday the two clubs decided to go further and join forces to denounce racism in the stadiums. “After listening to the recordings of the OM – ESTAC meeting, Olympique de Marseille joins the Trojan club in strongly condemning the comments made with regard to Hyun-Jun Suk, announced the two clubs in a single press release. OM and ESTAC recall their respective commitments against racism. Football is a cosmopolitan field, rich in the diversity of its stands and of all its players. And it is all together that we will continue to fight relentlessly to eradicate this scourge. “
On Sunday, in a Vélodrome stadium emptied of its public due to the closed session imposed following the incidents of the match against Paris SG on October 24, racist remarks were distinctly captured by the broadcaster Amazon Prime Video, before being put forward by RMC Sport. They would have been uttered from the Olympian bench by at least one member of the staff.
The Marseille club will now look for the perpetrators of racist remarks and could punish them. “OM also gives their full support to the Trojan player,” the statement continued. The presidents of the two clubs discussed in a peaceful atmosphere and the Olympian club, through its President Pablo Longoria, undertakes to ask the authors for explanations and to take the necessary measures. “