According to information from Le Parisien newspaper, the bus carrying members of the coaching staff as well as Lyon players was seriously damaged by rocks thrown by Marseille fans while on the way to the Stade Orange Velodrome. before the match in round 10 of Ligue 1.
What was recorded at the scene showed that the car’s windows had many large cracks and breaks, leading to severe damage. Lyon head coach Fabio Grosso lay on a stretcher with a bloody face after being hit with a rock.. The chaotic situation forced the match to be postponed.
“During the crisis unit meeting following the incident outside the Stade Velodrome, Olympique Lyon expressed its opposition to participating in the match due to the circumstances. After consulting with Olympique de Marseille and public authorities, the match between the two teams will not take place as scheduled,” the French football management agency (LFP) announced.
Olympique Lyon strongly condemned the attack, adding that they initially wanted the match to continue, before realizing that the condition of coach Fabio Grosso and assistant Raffaele Longo was much more serious. . The morale of the away team’s players was also hit hard.
Huy Truong | 05:31 October 30, 2023