Lyon regrets that the French League does not assume “any responsibility” for the incidents at the Vélodrome


Olympique Lyonnais was “deeply shocked” by the “unheard of” decision of the Ligue 1 Disciplinary Committee to “declare itself incompetent” to deal with the “serious episodes of violence”, including the attack on coach Fabio Grosso, injured by the throwing of a stone at the team bus, which occurred on October 29 near the Vélodrome, according to a statement.

“Olympique Lyonnais is deeply shocked by the decision of the Disciplinary Committee to declare itself incompetent to deal with the very serious incidents that seriously hindered the arrival of our squad near the Vélodrome on Sunday, October 29, during matchday 10 of the first division. French,” the club reported.

Lyon described this decision as “unheard of”, which demonstrates “unequivocally that the LFP does not assume any responsibility for these serious episodes of violence.” The entity recalled in its statement the attack on coach Fabio Grosso, with a severe cut in the eye “that required 12 stitches and a sick leave” due to the throwing of stones at the Olympique bus on its arrival to the duel against Marseille.

“Given the absurd treatment that is being given to this case, in which all parties seem to want to evade their responsibilities, Olympique Lyonnais wishes to reiterate that these serious events have had important repercussions for its entire professional team and its fans,” he lamented. the entity.

Thus, the French club announced that it will appeal the decision of the Disciplinary Committee “so that these unacceptable acts do not go unpunished.”