OM and Cazoo, is it already over? Incidents with the English supporters, OM are taking a big risk… The 3 OM news for this Thursday!

Like every evening, FCM offers you the 3 OM news of the day! On the program this Thursday: OM’s main sponsor is already leaving the ship? Incidents between English and Marseille supporters, UEFA opens a disciplinary case, OM risks big …

OM: Cazoo, the main sponsor is already leaving the ship?

Via a press release on Thursday, the Cazoo company announces that it will end its activities in Europe, except in the United Kingdom. What consequences for Olympique de Marseille?

A few months ago, Olympique de Marseille changed its official jersey sponsor! Last season, Uber Eats was inscribed on the chests of players for all matches of Jorge Sampaoli’s team. This season, Cazoo signed as main sponsor on the shirt.

Only, the company has just published a press release! Indeed, it announces the end of its activity in European countries, except in the United Kingdom.

» Cazoo proposes to end its activities in mainland Europe to concentrate on the main market of the United Kingdom. Accordingly, the Company intends to initiate an orderly liquidation of its activities in Germany and Spain and is in consultation with its employee representatives in France and Italy. Cazoo will facilitate a structured shutdown for its customers, employees and suppliers and has informed relevant employee representatives and unions in each market.” Source: Cazoo press release (08/09/22)

What consequences for OM?

For the moment, nothing indicates that Olympique de Marseille will have to remove Cazoo from his jersey for the next matches since the contract was signed upstream. In this press release, it is never stipulated that clubs outside the United Kingdom will have to find a new main sponsor.

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In France, this concerns the two opponents of this weekend, namely Olympique de Marseille and LOSC! To see how this story will end economically. This could represent a big loss for the Marseillais but legally, it could be that Cazoo ends the season first before ceasing its partnership.

A multi-year agreement with Cazoo

As a reminder, last March, Olympique de Marseille signed a multi-year contract as stipulated by the club in a press release at the time of the agreement.

“Olympique de Marseille and Cazoo, the European leader in online car sales, are delighted to announce today the signing of a multi-year agreement. From the start of next season, Cazoo will become the main partner and new jersey sponsor of Olympique de Marseille. Source: OM x Cazoo press release (03/24/22)

Tottenham – OM: Incidents between supporters at the end of the match!

OM lost 2-0 to Tottenham in the OM’s first Champions League game. Incidents broke out at the final whistle between supporters of the two camps…

According to the team, “a movement of the crowd gave the impression that a number of them intended to enter the lawn. The stewards tried to contain them but they had to be supported by the police. Bottles were thrown between supporters of the two camps and with the police. » According to RMC, “Marseille fans tore down a large LGBT banner in the colors of Spurs. There were then bottle throws, then a smoke bomb was sent in the direction of the English supporters. » OM could be sanctioned by UEFA, which is often severe in this kind of situation…

UEFA: Incidents in the stands and disciplinary proceedings, OM are taking a big risk?

Several incidents broke out in the stands on Tuesday between English and Marseille supporters. UEFA has opened a disciplinary case against the Olympian club.

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As part of the first day of the Champions League, Marseille supporters, angry after the defeat of their team, skidded with several jets of smoke bombs, throwing bottles but also a rainbow banner torn from a stand . After these incidents, OM is under threat of sanctions. Indeed, UEFA decided to investigate his incidents and opened disciplinary proceedings against the Olympian club. The commission of the European body should meet quickly to decide on this case.

Marseille risks a suspended closed session …

UEFA, which took charge of the case, could severely sanction OM for the slippage of its supporters. The European body had already imposed on June 8 on the Olympian club a suspended match behind closed doors and a fine of 40,000 euros. This decision could make OM fear the worst. The camera could fall for the next match Tuesday at the Stade Vélodrome against Eintracht Frankfurt. A source familiar with the matter, however, reveals that an away fan incident induces a visitor parking penalty for the next away game(s). The camera at home should therefore not fall for the reception of Frankfurt.

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Five Marseille supporters arrested

According to information from RMC Sport, five Marseille supporters were arrested on the sidelines of the meeting. This information was confirmed by a police source to the British site The Athletic. At the end of the match between Tottenham and OM, things degenerated with several throwing of projectiles and several clashes with the English stewards. A police officer was injured during the arrest.

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