Some Marseille fans are unhappy with the way the club is currently being run and have protested against president Jacques-Henri Eyraud, who they say is ignoring the club’s traditions.
It also said nearby trees were set alight and vehicles damaged.
Police made 25 arrests and seven officers were injured as they tried to restore order.
US Capitol comparison
“Misinformation and lies, spread by social media, achieved the unthinkable by shaking one of the emblematic centers of Democracy.
“What happened some weeks ago in Washington DC and what happened yesterday in Marseille follow a comparable logic: a few sources feed an inferno of opinions, invectives, and threats that are amplified by social media creating the conditions that lead to violence and chaos.”
Marseille said it would continue working with the authorities to hold those involved accountable for their actions.
“What happened this afternoon [Saturday] calls for the utmost severity for these troublemakers who claim to be supporters but destroy facilities and threaten employees and players,” Eyraud said.
Goalkeeper and club captain Steve Mandanda said there was no way to “justify such a wave of violence” but that now was the time for “appeasement.”
“I’ve been a player at Olympique de Marseille for 13 years,” he said.
“I know everything about this club, I know the love and frustration it can arouse. But today’s events sadden me and are unacceptable.”
Marseille is currently ninth in Ligue 1 and has won just once in its last five league games.
League organizers are yet to reschedule the fixture against Rennes but said it would be played at a later date.
Martin Goillandeau contributed to reporting.