The mayor of Marseille Benoît Payan deemed the attack on the bus and the Olympique de Lyon players on Sunday “unacceptable”. As a reminder, the meeting has been canceled and postponed. “The attack on the bus and the OL players is unacceptable. Support and recovery for their coach and his assistant. Sport is not that, football is not that,” wrote the various left-wing mayor on X (ex-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, according to a police source. “Shame” on the supporters who committed these acts, said the police chief, Frédérique Camilleri. Seven people were arrested, including two in connection with the stone-throwing of Lyon buses.