Olympique Lyonnais announced Sunday evening in a press release that it would “file a complaint in the coming days” and “support anyone who wishes to do the same”, following the incidents that occurred before the canceled OM-OL match. OL also assures its support to “its injured supporters”, confirming that “six supporters’ buses had also been targeted”.
OL “regrets that this type of situation occurs every year in Marseille and invites the authorities to take stock of the seriousness and repetition of this type of incident before an even more serious tragedy occurs.” The former president of Lyon and current minority shareholder (9%), Jean-Michel Aulas, for his part called for exemplary sanctions, citing “incidents” which are repeated.
“Full support for Fabio (Grosso) and our players. All the latest LFP delegates on OM-OL matches will tell you, these incidents have already taken place in the past. I filed unfollowed claims because there were no injuries at the time. Enough is enough. The sanctions must be exemplary,” he declared on the X network (formerly Twitter). The match on the 10th day of Ligue 1 between Marseille and Lyon was canceled on Sunday after incidents ahead of the match at the Stade Vélodrome, when projectiles targeted the OL team bus, injuring coach Fabio Grosso, and buses of Lyon supporters. The Lyon coach had to have stitches put in, according to a police source.