SportsTalk, October 30: In response to the attack on the Lyon bus by Marseille fans before the start of the match between Lyon and Marseille, the Lyon Club officially issued a statement expressing regret and condemnation, and called on relevant agencies to take response measures to avoid A worse tragedy occurred.
The full text is as follows:
In Several people violently attacked Lyon’s bus, staff and players at the entrance to the Velodrome stadium, and six buses of Lyon supporters were also targeted. Although similar attacks have occurred in the past, Lyon have always expressed regret. On October 29 this year, the situation seemed to have entered a new dangerous stage.
From the actual situation, multiple safety glass windows were shattered by unknown heavy objects, and these objects also flew into the inside the car. In the attack, head coach Fabi Grosso and his assistant Rafael Longo both suffered serious facial injuries. Players and staff who were in the car with them at the time of the attack were also deeply affected by the violent attack. Lyon strongly condemned the attack.
At an emergency meeting that followed, Lyon representatives said the coach and players were motivated by the courage to hope the game could go ahead . But when the Lyon representative learned that the physical conditions of Grosso and Longo were more serious than expected, as well as the negative opinions of doctors and the mental state of the players, she explained the change in the situation and said that the game could not be played. conduct.
Due to the seriousness of the situation, the organizing committee and the referee team decided to cancel this Sunday’s game. The Lyon team fully understands that under such circumstances, the game obviously cannot be played. The club will make a complaint within the next few days and will support anyone wishing to take the same action.
In addition, the Lyon team expressed regret for this situation that occurs in Marseille every year, and called on relevant agencies to recognize its seriousness and take response measures before such incidents become more serious and repeated, so as to avoid more serious tragedies.