Marseille president receives death threat

Jacques-Henri Eyraud

The president of French football giants Marseille, Jacques-Henri Eyraud, said on Wednesday that he would start police proceedings over a death threat on social media.

“I’m going to lodge a complaint tomorrow,” Eyraud told AFP after an explicit message appeared on social media giving his address in Marseille.

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“Unfortunately that’s the way it is.”

Eyraud is often whistled at the Velodrome and insulted on social media by Marseille fans.

The latest threat came after coach Andre Villas-Boas, who is popular with fans, gave a press conference on Wednesday afternoon in which he repeated that he did not want the club sell any players in the winter transfer window.


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