Lyon manager Fabio Grosso ‘seriously injured’ after Marseille bus attack

Lyon’s team bus was attacked by fans throwing projectiles before their match against Marseille, resulting in “serious” facial injuries for head coach Fabio Grosso. The incident occurred as the bus arrived at Stade Velodrome, causing windows to shatter from stones being thrown. Grosso and his assistant Raffaele Longo were injured by the falling glass. Due to the attack, the league fixture was called off, and the Ligue de Football Professionnel made the decision to abandon the match after an emergency meeting. Lyon issued a statement condemning the attack and expressing their opposition to playing the match under the circumstances. Grosso and Longo’s injuries were more severe than initially expected, and the mental state of the players also played a role in the decision to cancel the match. Lyon intends to file a complaint and urges the authorities to take action to prevent future incidents. Marseille issued a statement criticizing the attackers and wishing Grosso a speedy recovery. The club supports the decision to cancel the match and hopes to reschedule it soon. Marseille has a history of incidents involving their stadium and supporters, including fans storming the training ground and setting a fire, as well as violent acts by their fans during matches. Both Lyon and Marseille have been struggling in the league recently, with Marseille showing poor form and Lyon sitting in last place.


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