Although home team fans caused a fight that caused Olympique Lyon to lose both people and property, it is likely that Marseille will not receive a penalty from the tournament organizers. The reason is that the incident happened outside the stadium so it was beyond the control of LFP.
The match between two former powers of French football was postponed indefinitely after the bus carrying Olympique Lyon players was stoned by Marseille fans, injuring many people, including head coach Fabio Grosso and assistant Raffaele Longo, causing significant damage to the “Lion of the Rhone River”.
The Italian strategist was injured in the face and head and had to be bandaged immediately afterward. The bus carrying Lyon fans to the Velodrome also suffered the same situation. According to many sources, local police arrested 9 people to serve the investigation.
According to the original schedule, Olympique Lyon and Marseille would meet in round 10 of Ligue 1 at the Velodrome, however, the excitement from the home team’s fans led to the above brawl.
Huy Truong | 05:33 October 31, 2023