Lyon supporters banned from traveling to Marseille

Lyon supporters banned from meeting. Rescheduled for Wednesday, December 6, the Ligue 1 match between Olympique de Marseille and Olympique Lyonnais had to be postponed following the stones of the Lyon players’ and fans’ buses on October 29 by Marseille supporters. Tuesday, December 5, Gérald Darmanin announced the ban on Lyon supporters going to the stadium to watch the match. Following the incident at the end of October, the Marseille prosecutor’s office announced the opening of several investigations.

In the decree published in the Official Journal on Tuesday, this travel ban is justified by a “real and serious risk of clashes between supporters of the two clubs”.

A “real and serious” risk of clashes

Fabio Grosso, who was then OL coach, was injured in the face by shards of glass, along with seven other Lyonnais.

Gérald Darmanin’s order also underlines that that day “Nazi salutes as well as racist and homophobic remarks were observed among Lyon supporters, themselves insulted in the stands by their Marseille counterparts”.

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