Losc “wants to be confident” about the measures taken to ensure the safety of its team and its supporters in Marseille on Saturday, after the incidents at OM-OL last Sunday, the northern club said in a press release on Thursday.
“The LOSC was informed by the Bouches-du-Rhône prefecture of all the supervision measures and reinforced security systems, deployed in order to guarantee the smooth transportation and security of the official Lille delegation as well as its supporters moving to the Vélodrome stadium,” explains the 4th team in Ligue 1. “LOSC takes note of these decisions and wants to be confident about the sizing and effectiveness of the exceptional measures necessarily taken by the authorities,” adds- he.
Its president, Olivier Létang, had sent a letter early in the day to the prefect of Bouches-du-Rhône in which he said he wanted to “have the certainty that the physical integrity of our delegation and our supporters is completely assured” in view of the match of the 11th day of Ligue 1 scheduled for Saturday at 9:00 p.m.
Sunday evening, ahead of the match between Lyon and Marseille in the Marseille city, the bus transporting the OL players and staff was stoned and the coach of the Rhone club Fabio Grosso seriously injured in the face. At least one bus of Lyon supporters was also targeted. The meeting between the two clubs has been postponed to December 6, without the location where it will be held having yet been fixed.