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Marseille Ban on PSG Colours Relaxed Yesterday

PSG fans living in the Mediterranean city will be able to sport their colours after all for the Champions League Final.

PSG fans watching in Marseille will after all be able to sport their club’s colours for the big game.

A ban imposed by Marseille police on PSG fans wearing their club’s colours in Marseille city centre was yesterday rescinded.

The ban was announced to address a situation likely to occur today (Sunday) the day of PSG’s first-ever Champions League final.

But after widespread criticism the order was quashed.

Police covered their initial ruling by stating, “... there is strong animosity on the part of some Marseille residents, supporters or not, toward the PSG team, in contradiction with any sporting spirit”.

The order came into being due to disturbances in Marseille during PSG’s semi-final win over RB Leipzig.

According to BBC Sport, one man was arrested for attacking a man wearing a PSG shirt, while hundreds of Marseille fans sang anti-PSG songs and detonated firecrackers.

However local police later backtracked on the order.

“The sole purpose of this decree was to protect Parisian supporters, and in no way intended to restrict freedom of movement,” it said via Twitter.

The PSG-Bayern game takes place at Benfica’s stadium in Lisbon and kicks-off at 3pm EST today (Sunday).