Marseille vs Man City: French side refuse to kneel before UCL clash

Marseille vs Man City: French side refuse to kneel before UCL clash

- Marseille vs Man City saw the French side not kneeling in solidarity for the Balck Lives Matter movement

- Reports claim the Ligue observed a one-minute silence for a teacher that was killed in a terror attack

- Manchester City recorded their second win in the Champions League following a convincing 3-0 win over Marseille

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Marseille vs Man City experienced some confusing scenes as the Ligue 1 club refused to kneel in respect of the Black Lives Matter movement, Sport Bible.

However, the Premier League players all knelt on one knee while the French club held one another around the center circle.

Leagues across Europe have observed the Black Lives Matters movement since football returned back in June due to the pandemic.

Marseille vs Man City: French side refuse to kneel before UCL clash
Marseille vs Man City: French side refuse to kneel before UCL clash
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According to Get French Football News, the gesture has not been observed in France as Marseille players waited for City stars to stand up before kick-off.

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It is understood that the one-minute silence was in memory of Samuel Paty - a teacher murdered in a terrorist attack recently.

But, the gesture from the Marseille team did not go down well with fans on social media as they were upset that the French club did not show solidarity for the Black Lives Matters movement.

The Ligue 1 side were dominated from start to finish by City as Ferran Torres got the first goal from a Kevin de Bruyne's assist.

Raheem Sterling helped Illkay Gundogan with the second before the Englishman deservedly got his name on the scoresheet to record a 3-0 win at the Orange Velodrome.

Marseille's star man, Dimitri Payet was dropped to the bench in place of an extra defender but Andre Villas-Boas' side paid dearly for it.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Jose Mourinho has jokingly expressed discontent with Tottenham stars after they were all spotted using their cell phones in the dressing room, Daily Mail.

Spurs woke up from the dead in the second half to grind out a result at Burnley on a Monday night Premier League fixture at Turf Moore.

The Clarets dominated most part of the game as they created several chances on goal but could not make it count.

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