At the heart of all the controversies at Olympique de Marseille since Monday evening and a stormy meeting between supporters and the management of the Marseille club, Rachid Zeroual spoke this Thursday at the microphone of RTL. Accused of having threatened to kill the leaders and the coach, Marcelino, who left the club officially on Wednesday, the leader of the South Winners strongly denies any threat. A press release could clarify this. "We will look into a statement in relation to the discontent of our leaders," he told RTL. Well, if I can call it leaders. And when the truth comes out, it will be up to them to assume. »
Rachid Zeroual believes that the charges against the leaders are "very, very serious", and that he did not attack them gratuitously. "I didn't go headlong and straight into the wall," he said. The influential Marseille supporter also took the opportunity to recall all the love he has for his club. "For all those who want to throw me to pasture: always try," he exclaimed. I'm from Marseille, I'm an OM supporter, I'm here to support my club. I love my club, I love my supporters' group. I hate traitors. »
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Wednesday, in La Provence, Pablo Longoria returned at length to this case, which marked him a lot. "We were told: 'The four of us resign, otherwise it's war,'" he said. The limits have been exceeded. In 2023, a manager of any club cannot suffer these threats. I do not accept them. I was not afraid, but I was shocked, I consider that this is not normal. I did not have the right to speak. I was not the president of the club in that meeting. How to dialogue when someone wants to prove his superiority to you? The crisis is very real in Marseille, and the situation is likely to last a little bit.