Coach Grosso covered in blood after being hit by a stone thrown by a soccer fan, causing Lyon match to be canceled

Olympique Marseille coach Fabio Grosso was injured after being hit by a stone on a bus on his way to a match against rivals Olympique Marseille.

The 2023-2024 French Ligue 1 match between Marseille and Lyon, scheduled for the 30th (Korean time) at the Velodrome in Marseille, France, was canceled. According to Lyon’s announcement and local reports, the incident occurred as the Lyon team bus entered the velodrome.

A group of people dressed in black, believed to be Marseille hooligans, threw stones at the Lyon team bus. It was not a frightening attack, but rather a threatening attack that could actually harm people by breaking windows from multiple directions.

As a result, coach Grosso and coach Raffaele Longo were injured. In particular, the photo of Director Grosso’s face was covered in blood, showing the seriousness of the situation. Director Grosso, whose left eyelid was torn, received first aid and had one of his eyes covered with a bandage.

Lyon, who decided that the game could not be played that evening, requested cancellation, and due to the severity of the situation, the request was quickly accepted. Ligue 1’s biggest match of this round will no longer be available.온라인카지노

According to Lyon, not only the players but also six buses carrying away supporters were attacked by hooligans. The club strongly condemned the violence, saying there had been similar cases in the past, but this violence had become more serious.

It was a game with a lot to talk about. Both teams are powerhouses aiming to win Ligue 1, and their rivalry is called the ‘Olimpi Derby’. Currently, Marseille is in 10th place with 3 wins, 3 draws, and 3 losses. Lyon is the only winless team in Ligue 1 so far with 3 draws and 6 losses, and has fallen to 18th place, the lowest. So I was looking forward to the rivalry steeped in evil. In addition, Lyon coach Grosso and Marseille coach Gennaro Gattuso are former colleagues who won the 2006 World Cup in Germany together, so it was also a ‘match of Italian stars in France’. 

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