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Bordeaux Ultras Interrupt Match With Toilet Paper To Tell Players They’re Shit

It’s been a tough year for Bordeaux fans. The six-time champions are one of the most storied clubs in France, but Les Girondins appear to be heading to Ligue 2 after a miserable 2021-22 campaign. 

Bordeaux ultras expressed their frustration with the team during the final home match at Matmut Atlantique against Lorient, briefly interrupting the game with a barrage of toilet paper. The message was clear: Clean up your shit.

The tifos roughly translate to “You are the shame of our 140 years of history” and “89 goals conceded, you are dead.”

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The match was halted in the 26th minute by referee Ruddy Buquet and restarted about five minutes later. 

Bordeaux conceded a Ligue 1 high 89 goals heading into the weekend, 15 more than the next worse defense. The team’s minus-41 goal difference was also worst in the league. The team’s only clean sheet in Ligue 1 play came in a 0-0 against Lille on April 2. The team’s only other shutout this season was a 10-0 win over a team from the sixth tier in the Coupe de France.

Somewhat surprisingly, Bordeaux’s defense held firm on Saturday, as if to give an immediate response to the fans’ disgust. Despite a late red card to Gideon Mensah, Bordeaux earned a 0-0 draw, which in theory keeps the club’s hopes of survival alive. The point secured safety for Lorient with one match to play. 

Bordeaux is currently assured a bottom-three finish but could jump into 18th place to earn a spot in the relegation/promotion playoffs. However, Bordeaux would need to win, hope Metz and St.-Étienne both lose and make up significant goal difference for any hope of survival. Metz and St.-Étienne sit on 31 points, three ahead of Bordeaux, so now the Bordeaux ultras hope it’s Metz and St.-Étienne who shit the bed and give their club a chance at survival. 

Elsewhere in Ligue 1 on Saturday, Lionel Messi scored twice in PSG’s 4-0 win over Montpellier. American Tim Weah scored his first Ligue 1 goal of the season to help Lille beat Nice 3-1. 

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