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This is a story about the Bielsamobile, as unearthed by @thesquareball yesterday. #bielsamobile #lufc
The Bielsamobile is an old Renault Trafic painted in 2015 to mark Bielsa’s 60th birthday by Marseille street artist @ChauvetPatrice
He also painted this mural featuring Bielsa at @olymp_marseille ultra's shop which opened in 2016.
Anyway, the Bielsamobile. It's owned by Marseille ultra Franky and was parked for a long time on Boulevard Michelet outside the ultra's shop opposite Stade Velodrome. Here he is with it.
“We wanted to connect Newell’s Old Boys and L’OM, because they are cornerstones in Bielsa’s career ... For us Bielsa is a cult. He is a saint – Saint Marcelo."
The van came to symbolise the bond between Bielsa and Marseille fans, and for a while even housed a homeless supporter, but in March 2018 it was towed away by the authorities.
Having beat the crusher, a crowdfunder was set up by Franky to help save the Bielsamobile. "She's back, she's rolling, but she's not in great shape."
Last reported sighting of the Bielsamobile was in May 2018, looking rather worse for wear. I hope she's okay. #bielsamobile #lufc
As for Bielsa at Marseille, Franky says "What's left? Memories of an intense and beautiful love story Like Serge Gainsbourg with Brigitte Bardot."

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