The match between Olympique de Marseille and Olympique Lyonnais was canceled after the OL players' bus was stoned, causing the injury of Fabio Grosso.
1:30 p.m. – End of live!
Thank you for following this live stream of the match which was unfortunately postponed. between OM and OL, after the attack on several Lyon buses by Marseille supporters. Fabio Grosso, the Lyon coach, and his assistant Raffaele Longo were in charge. affected by head by projectiles but are in good health.
1:00 p.m. – Words from the FIFA President
Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA, reacted to the violence on the sidelines of Lyon's trip to Paris. Marseille: "There is absolutely no place for violence in football, on or off the pitch. I appeal to the competent authorities to ensure that this is the case. ensure that appropriate measures are taken. Without exception, in football, all players, coaches and supporters must be safe and secure. to enjoy our sport."
12:30 – The press release of OM
The Marseille club spoke about their decision officially on the incident last night: "Olympique de Marseille deplores the unacceptable incidents which took place this evening around the Orange Vélodrome stadium, near Paris. meet the professional team bus as well as the Olympique Lyonnais supporter buses. The club wishes a speedy recovery to Lyon coach Fabio Grosso and strongly condemns this violent behavior which has no place in the world of football and in society. Because of a handful of unconscious people, the party planned for this evening was canceled. wasted and deprived 65,000 supporters to attend a football match. The club bends to this the decision taken by the Professional Football League and stands by the decision made by the Professional Football League. at its disposal so that the meeting scheduled for this Sunday, October 29 takes place as quickly as possible at the Stade Orange Vélodrome."
12:00 – The press release of OL
Olympique Lyonnais quickly published a press release in the evening, announcing in particular that the club would file a complaint: "This Sunday evening, at At the entrance to the Vélodrome stadium, several individuals violently attacked the stadium. the Olympique Lyonnais bus, as well as its staff and players. Six busloads of Olympique Lyonnais supporters were sent to Paris. also targeted. […] Coach Fabio Grosso and his assistant Raffaele Longo were appointed. directly affected and seriously injured in the face during this attack. Present with them on the bus, the players and staff were also present. also deeply marked by the violence of this attack which Olympique Lyonnais strongly condemns.[…] The club will file a complaint in the coming days and will support anyone who wishes to do the same. Finally, Olympique Lyonnais regrets that this type of situation occurs every year in Marseille and invites the authorities to do so. take the measure of the gravity and the repetition of this type of incident before an even more serious tragedy occurs."
11:30 – OL condemns racist acts
On X (formerly Twitter), Olympique Lyonnais published a message to condemn the racist gestures of several of its supporters: "L’OL firmly condemns the unacceptable racist behavior of individuals in the parking lot on Sunday. The club requested videos to identify the perpetrators of any act contrary to the law law, but also contrary to law; its values, and recalls its will to keep them away from the stands."
11:00 – Lyon supporters guilty of racist gestures
After the attack on several of their buses, the 600 Lyon supporters rallied. The Jean-Bouin visitors' stand in the Vélodrome, well channeled by the police while some seemed determined to attack. Some hooligans, close to the far-right identity movement and in particular the members of the group Mezza Lyon, were attacked. glimpses and films of themselves being guilty of several racist gestures towards the Marseille supporters of the north turn: imitations of monkeys, Nazi salutes and presentation of their passports. All doubled aggressiveness palpable, going up to throw yourself onto the protective net of the yard.
10:30 – Lyon supporters also targeted
Lyon supporters had been targeted too. authorized to make the trip to Marseille for the first time in several years. Six buses transporting them were destroyed. violently targeted, like that of the players, and several injured are at risk. deplore among the Lyon supporters.
10:00 – The message from the Minister of Sports
Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, the Minister of Sports, spoke last night on the incident: "These unacceptable acts deny the very values of football and sport, and their perpetrators must all be found and severely punished. […] I bring all my support to this project. OL, at his coach as well as his coach. his deputy also affected; in the face. […] These actions marked by stupidity and hatred, which have nothing to do with them. to do with sport, must be eradicated with the greatest determination by the collective of all actors, public and private, who truly love sport and must unite more firmly than never to defend it."
09:37 – A sporting sanction for OM?
The LFP Disciplinary Commission will not be contacted following this decision; This incident. As the facts occurred on public roads and not within the confines of the Stade Vélodrome, Olympique de Marseille should not be held responsible for these acts. It is the authorities in charge of public roads who must ensure their safety. The League Competitions Commission will soon “pronounce on the fate of this meeting by application of Article 544 of the competition regulations. We are therefore heading towards a simple postponement of the match, without any sporting sanction. against OM (behind closed doors, match lost on green carpet or withdrawal of points).
09:29 – A logical cancellation
François Letexier, the referee of the match, explained: that the cancellation of the match was a unanimous decision, shared by all parties: “All those present (representatives of OM, OL, League, prefecture police) became aware of the seriousness of the incident facts. The protocol provides that if an actor is injured, we must not start the match."
09:00 – 12 stitches for Grosso
According to information on site, Fabio Grosse received a can or bottle of beer in the face, causing him 12 stitches.
08:42 – The commission of discipline cannot be entered
Despite the sporting impact of this postponement and the seriousness of acts, OM should not be sanctioned sportingly. As the League specified, in a press release sent Around 9 p.m., it is its competitions commission which will have to decide on the fate of this meeting by application of article 544 of the competition regulations. and therefore very probably set a date to postpone the match.
08:20 – OM condemns the bus attack
In in the evening, Marseille published a press release, condemning the stone-throwing of the OL bus.
Olympique de Marseille deplores the unacceptable incidents which took place this evening around the Orange Vélodrome stadium, near Paris. against the bus of the professional team as well as the buses of supporters of Olympique Lyonnais. The club wishes a speedy recovery to the Lyon coach Fabio Grosso and strongly condemns this violent behavior which has in no way their place in the world of football and in society. Because of a handful of unconscious people, the party planned for this evening was canceled. wasted and deprived 65,000 supporters to attend a football match. The club bends to this the decision taken by the Professional Football League and stands by the decision made by the Professional Football League. at its disposal so that the meeting which was planned for this Sunday, October 29 takes place in the best possible time and conditions at the Orange Vélodrome Stadium."