Strange Scenes In Marseille Vs Manchester City As Home Side Don't Take A Knee
Marseille players did not take a knee in their Champions League clash with Manchester City on Tuesday evening - but they stood and watched the Premier League side do so.
Players, coaches and other staff in stadiums across English football have taken a knee since football returned in June to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
Get French Football News have revealed the gesture hasn't been adopted in France and City players took a knee before kick-off at the Orange Velodrome.
Marseille players remained stood together and waited for City players to get up before starting the game.
Marseille should be ashamed for not taking the knee pic.twitter.com/K14YKPDnCa
- Mitch (@AFCLegend) October 27, 2020
It has also been rumoured the players opted for a one minute's silence in memory of Samuel Paty - a teacher murdered in a terrorist attack last week.
Despite the explanation, fans online were still upset at seeing Marseille not take a knee in solidarity with their opponents.
Wait why aren't Marseille taking the knee? Is it a French thing or what I don't understand pic.twitter.com/9aPnv0eSQr
- bibo:flag_eg: (@FantasticFoden) October 27, 2020
Is there a reason Marseille didn't take the knee?
- RBoo (@RB1805) October 27, 2020
Why did Marseille players stand there when the city players were taking a knee
- neus :sunglasses: (@itsneus) October 27, 2020
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City took the knee but Marseille didn't ?
- Drake's Second Son (@Jt_Mayor) October 27, 2020
Marseille players not taking a knee...??? pic.twitter.com/Tidtgd60rR
- Arron :cherry_blossom: (@VioletDroplets) October 27, 2020
On the pitch, City made it two wins from two in this season's competition with a 3-0 victory.
Ferran Torres opened the scoring following a string of errors from the Marseille backline.
They would dominate the ball against Andre Villas-Boas' side, who had dropped Dimitri Payet to the bench for an extra defender.
Illkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling added a goal each in the second half to ensure City remained top of Group C.
"Everything about the move was just sensational!"
Man City patiently wait for just the right moment and then pounce for a brilliant team goal :fire: pic.twitter.com/Gxi8b6WLwU
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 27, 2020
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