After the bloody riots at the Nice-Cologne match last week in the Conference League, the French police had a job like they haven’t had since Euro 2016. In Marseille, a city known for notorious criminal gangs and hooligans, the army of Eintracht Frankfurt arrived. Numbering over 5,000, half of whom were cardless, the Germans in Marseilles received a warm welcome.
Fan riots in Marseille began on Monday morning when the first Germans arrived in the city. All Tuesday and all Wednesday, hooligans from Marseille hunted Eintracht fans around the city and several clashes broke out.
The police tried in every possible way to prevent riots. A German fan running away from the boys in blue jumped into the sea to avoid arrest and beating:
— MARSEILLE VILLE REBELLE (@pournoscouleurs) September 13, 2022