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Before Bernard Tapie’s religious funeral tomorrow morning at 11 a.m., a tribute ceremony will take place in his honor at the Stade Vélodrome. More than 5,000 Olympian supporters came to pay tribute to their former president. OM players, dressed in black, are also present in the stands of the stadium.
The 1993 Champions League final between Marseille and AC Milan is currently being broadcast as the Marseille boss’s coffin will appear in the 44th minute of the match, after a goal from Basile Boli. The fans chanted the name of Bernard Tapie and also warmly welcomed their players as can be seen from the images taken by RMC Sport.
Moreover, on the occasion of Boli’s goal, the fans rose en masse and sang to the glory of their former president.
Tribute to Bernard Tapie: Marseille supporters chant the name of their former president pic.twitter.com/a9VUM1JzBh
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🕊 The Vélodrome stadium fills up to pay homage to Bernard Tapie. His son, Stéphane, arrived at the stadium. The coffin of the former president of OM will soon be brought so that Marseille fans pay tribute to him. pic.twitter.com/nsRMdtANuk
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Fans and players of Olympique de Marseille are currently present at the Vélodrome to pay tribute to Bernard Tapie.