The "spectacle" came from the stands.
The match between Bordeaux and Lorient, insipid in the first period, was interrupted six minutes by referee Ruddy Buquet after a massive throw of toilet paper rolls into the area of Breton goalkeeper Matthieu Dreyer.
Echoing a banner unfurled just before that read "Players: poor hygiene, no respect, you're pissing us off," the Ultramarines threw thousands of rolls of toilet paper in front of Dreyer's goal, chanting "You're shits!
to the Girondins.
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After the stewards intervened to clean up the Lorient surface, the match was able to resume after six minutes of stoppage time with the score still nil and goalless.
Intervention of the police and the use of tear gas before the match
The supporters of Bordeaux, who risk relegation to L2, had shown their anger when the Girondins coach arrived, requiring the intervention of the police and the use of tear gas.
Gathered outside the Matmut Atlantique stadium to await the arrival of their players, around 200 Ultramarines rushed to an adjacent car park as soon as they learned that the route of the coach carrying the players had been changed.
They were dispersed by tear gas fired by the police, which allowed the Bordeaux coach to enter the stadium.
The tension subsided after about ten minutes.
During the warm-up of the two teams, the South corner welcomed the players of David Guion under the whistle, by deploying a banner which read “You are the shame of our 140 years of history!
Bordeaux, current bottom of L1, will be relegated to L2 next weekend, unless an extremely favorable combination of circumstances.