Close to the Tapie family, René Malleville passed away this Sunday. Not without thinking of the « boss ».
A minute of loud applause to salute the memory of René Malleville and banners of support for Bernard Tapie; the Stade Vélodrome was full of emotions this Sunday for the reception of Rennes (victory of loon 2-0). In the morning the first named had gone, carried away by cancer. An emblematic supporter of the Olympian club, René Malleville had over the years become a staple of the Marseille city, a media figure who is closer to the Tapie family.
« The boss », as the Marseillais nickname him, being him also touched and diminished by a tenacious cancer, René Malleville had a touched thought for Bernard Tapie the day before his death, in a conversation with the son of the former president of Olympique de Marseille, Stéphane: » I’m exhausted, he had then confided to her. I’m going up there to prepare heaven in blue and white for the boss. But as late as possible … »
Buried with the cup with the big ears
As a testament to this strong and sincere bond of friendship, the Tapie family has decided to offer the replica of the Champions League won in 1993 by the Olympians to that of René Malleville, who will be buried this week with the prestigious trophy, reports RMC. Already in 1993, Bernard Tapie had honored a faithful of the club by presenting his medal of European champion to Patrice De Peretti. Another Olympique de Marseille figure who died suddenly in 2000 and to whom the Vélodrome also paid tribute on Sunday on the sidelines of the match against Stade Rennais.
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