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On Friday 13 November 2020 at 07:44
Official press release from Olympique de Marseille.

Olympique de Marseille was surprised to learn from the press that the COVID commission, at the request of OGC Nice, will be submitting to the competitions commission a favorable opinion to postpone the OM / OGC meeting Nice scheduled for 21 November, 2020 at the Orange Vélodrome.


Such a decision, more than a week before the match, would appear surprisingly premature and would be in total contradiction with the spirit of the protocol for the organisation of matches, in its latest version of 30 October, 2020, which was specifically intended to allow to a maximum of matches to be disputed.


Olympique de Marseille have already seen its match against RC Lens originally scheduled for 30 October be postponed and this match has still not been scheduled a new date to play given the crowded schedule.


While it is today impossible to say that OGC Nice, the other victim of this troubled context, does not currently have at least 20 First Team players, including a goalkeeper, able to play the match. scheduled for 21 November, Olympique de Marseille would be extremely surprised at such a decision.


In any case, the decision not to play a match should not be made by a club, whether Olympique de Marseille or any other, or by a broadcaster, in such circumstances.


This decision should not be taken 8 days before the date scheduled for this meeting. As a reminder, the RC Lens / FC Nantes and OM / Lens meetings were postponed the day before and two days before the match, respectively.


The Club have just sent a letter to the LFP competitions committee to clarify these points and will be very attentive to receive the response.