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‘Humiliated’: Bordeaux ultras publicly blast club on social media

Bordeaux ultras have taken to social media to criticise the club after their side succumbed to yet another defeat this season, this time by a 2-1 margin at the hands of St-Etienne.

In a message posted on X, formerly Twitter, the fan group claimed to have been abandoned by the club.

Ultramarines Bordeaux let loose on club after St-Etienne defeat

Bordeaux ultras in the stands during a match
Bordeaux ultras took to social media, claiming that supporters had been “humiliated”. Photo by Icon Sport

Bordeaux ultras call for action

Ahead of the 2023/24 campaign, supporters of the club would have been aiming to, at the very least, challenge for a play-off spot in the league.

However, after 13 defeats, including two in their last two outings, that dream is well and truly out of the question, leaving many fans frustrated and angry with how the Girondins are currently being run.

In response to their latest 2-1 defeat away to St-Etienne, Ultramarines Bordeaux, an ultras fan group, released a statement, via X, publicly blasting officials of the French club.

Alarmingly, the press release claimed that “The staff and management have abandoned their supporters” and highlighted that fans have been “humiliated” by the team's performances this term.

Finally, the ultras group called for fans to take action on the Scapulars, calling on all fans “who will attend the meeting against Dunkirk not to attend the first 15 minutes of the match Tuesday evening [April 23].”

The shocking fall of Bordeaux

Despite the current underwhelming position the club finds themselves in, it is worth remembering that the Girondins were once a European force to be reckoned with.

In fact, they have been crowned champions of France as recently as 2009, and have also made a habit of toppling giants in the Champions League, including a famous comeback victory against Bayern Munich in the 2009/10 season.

Many an exciting player have called the city of Bordeaux home during their careers, including French attacking midfielder Yoann Gourcuff who produced an array of special moments throughout his time at the club.

However, that all changed very quickly.

An end-of-season collapse during the 2009/10 campaign resulted in many of the side's key players being sold, and from that point onwards, the Scapulars have been in a downward spiral.

The Scapulars are now in deep financial trouble and even narrowly avoided relegation to the third tier of French football in 2022.

It is truly a sad sight to see. Bordeaux are an iconic club, enriched with plenty of history, and undoubtedly deserve to be among the European elite once more.


Harry Dowsett

Freelance football writer with experience writing for multiple digital platforms, such as GIVEMESPORT. Recently graduated from Portsmouth University with a media studies degree - completing a dissertation on the evolution of sports journalism in the process. He has a love for Arsenal Football Club and a passion for football as a whole.

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