Marseille fans played the Benny Hill theme as they portrayed their under-performing players as goats
UNDERPERFORMING: Goats (Image: YouTube/You Nes)

VIDEO: Marseille fans play Benny Hill theme, depict players as goats

Fans mock team after wretched run of results.

Watch as Marseille fans play the Benny Hill theme and depict their players as goats in order to mock their underperforming side.

Lying 14th in Ligue 1, just six points off relegation with five games to play, the drop-off from last season’s 4th place finish has been marked to say the least.

The French refer to a bad player as a goat (or une chèvre), just as in Britain one might refer to a donkey.

Even with a French Cup semi-final against Sochaux coming next week, the club’s fans decided to vent their anger during the 0-0 draw at home to Bordeaux, a result which means they haven’t won a home league game since September.

Presumably Marseille fans play the Benny Hill theme to evoke a sense of farce and frenetic incompetence.

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