French soccer golf equipment on Monday got here beneath intense stress to deliver their supporters beneath management after Lyon coach Fabio Grosso suffered cuts to his face when his crew’s bus was pelted with stones close to Marseille’s stadium. Sunday’s Ligue 1 match between Marseille and Lyon was postponed after the assault on the bus on its method to the Velodrome. Grosso’s face was left bloodied and his assistant Raffaele Longo was additionally injured. A membership supply mentioned Grosso had additionally been experiencing dizzy spells.
TV photos confirmed Grosso with a bandage on his head as he emerged from the stadium’s medical room.
A photograph circulating on X, previously often called Twitter, appeared to indicate Grosso mendacity on a stretcher with a reduce above his left eye.
The match was postponed at Lyon’s request regardless of despite the fact that the stadium was already half full.
‘As much as the golf equipment’
It was the most recent incident in an already trouble-scarred season in France.
Sports activities Minister Amelie Oudea-Castera mentioned the incidents had been “unacceptable” and referred to as on the golf equipment to take agency and swift motion.
“Whether it is proved that supporters had been concerned… then golf equipment can’t stay on the sidelines of that,” she informed France 2 tv.
“All of the authorities in sport should be made accountable,” she added.
Inside Minister Gerald Darmanin mentioned 9 individuals had been arrested on account of the incidents.
He mentioned 500 officers had been on responsibility for the match between two of French soccer’s best-supported golf equipment and so “there was no fault” on the a part of the police.
“It’s as much as the membership to handle its supporters,” he mentioned.
Because the incidents befell outdoors the stadium, the golf equipment aren’t, in principle, liable.
The French league’s director basic Arnaud Rouger mentioned: ”