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Lyon and Marseille match postponed after OL boss Grosso was attacked

The Ligue 1 match between Marseille and Lyon was postponed because the visiting team’s bus was attacked while on its way to the stadium and manager Fabio Grosso was injured

Video footage on social media showed stones being thrown at the OL bus, with head coach Fabio Grosso seen on a stretcher with a bloodied face.

The Ligue de Football Professionnel, the governing body for French football, confirmed the match’s postponement after an emergency meeting.

Its statement read: “During the crisis unit meeting following the incidents that occurred outside the Stade Velodrome on the route of its bus, Olympique Lyonnais made known its opposition to taking part in the match given the circumstances.

“In consultation with Olympique de Marseille and the public authorities, the OM-OL match will therefore not be played this evening at 8.45pm.

“It will now be up to the Competitions Commission to decide on the fate of this match by application of article 544 of the competition regulations.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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