Tribute to Bernard Tapie, the moving gesture of Papin and Boli


Three days after his death, a heartfelt tribute was paid to Bernard Tapie at the church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris. On this occasion, several relatives of the former president of Olympique de Marseille, including Basile Boli and Jean-Pierre Papin, carried his coffin in his honor.

OM: The gesture of Papin and Basile Boli in honor of Bernard Tapie

Ahead of his popular funeral planned this Friday in Marseille, a mass in memory of Bernard Tapie took place this Wednesday at the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church. This ceremony took place in family intimacy, although many people agreed to make the trip to the church to pay a vibrant tribute to the former president of Olympique de Marseille.

Several celebrities, such as Nicolas Sarkozy, Michel Drucker, Jean-Pierre Papin or even Basile Boli who had a fusional relationship with the former Marseille leader, were present at this requiem mass. And at the end of this ceremony, the two former OM players were entrusted with a major mission: that of carrying the coffin of the deceased in his honor. The two men then hugged hard, to the applause of some Phocaean supporters, who made the trip. “It will completely upset me. It’s not trivial”, said Jean-Pierre Papin in remarks reported by HERE.

The date of burial of Bernard Tapie

Businessman, former minister and former president of Olympique de Marseille, Bernard Tapie died Sunday, October 3, from cancer. Since the announcement of his death by his family, tributes have poured in. Bernard Tapie’s funeral will take place this Thursday in Marseille and his burial is scheduled this Friday. According to the information of Provence, OM supporters will enter the coffin of the deceased in the grounds of the Stade Vélodrome this Thursday at 16h for a vibrant tribute.


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