Gullible in Marseille

MARSEILLE is a city of lies of such peculiar exaggeration that the town invented a word for them - galéjades. Marseille has a knack of turning every petty memory into myth, to try to make life bigger than it really is. And its most powerful dream machine is its football club, Olympique de Marseille OM. It sounds and reads like the name of a strange cult, which in many ways, it is - the Stade Vélodrome, the temple to the only religion that unites rival communities in town….

François Thomazeau

http://mondediplo.com/2003/02/15soccer

Apr 19 · reblog