Olympique Lyonnais largely defeated Bordeaux on Sunday, a game boycotted by both corners. However, some fans found it useful to threaten players and staff before the game.
Olympique Lyonnais returned to the race for a Europa League spot thanks to their stunning win over the routing Girondins, although the notion of finishing on the podium was somewhat illusory. But hope has returned on the side of the Gallic capital and that is of course a joy after last Thursday’s huge disappointment against West Ham. To move further up the table, Peter Bosz’s side need to win in Brest on Wednesday, a journey OL will embark on without their fans who are suspended for the full season following the incidents at the Coupe de France against Paris FC. And that may be a blessing in disguise, as the tension between Bad Gones and Lyon 1950 and the Rhône club seems very high at the moment. Following the decision to boycott the game against Bordeaux, seen as almost 13,000 fans were absent against Bordeaux, some of OL’s hottest fans took pre-game action. And not peaceful.
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As they left their hotel to reach the stadium, the Olympique Lyonnais players and staff were unpleasantly surprised to find almost 60 fans waiting for them, and not just in good spirits. In the fog of smoke bombs and burned tires, the bus was blocked in the direction of the Groupama stadium and the players were verbally abused, and projectiles were even thrown. For Jean-Michel Aulas, who confided in Prime Video that he had written to the two associations before the game to organize a meeting, the latter went beyond the limits with this concerted “attack”. ” The incidents of Thursday night and this Sunday are beyond what can be admitted. This is an action that scares players. I spent fifteen minutes comforting her with the carriage. You have to be strong, like me, to resist and say that this is not acceptable (…) I remind those who have been demonstrating against the players to make them feel uncomfortable that we have multiple players who are 19 years old. How do you think they interpret the acts of violence by certain supporters who travel to their hotel? It’s worse than not encouraging them ” confided the president of OL, very upset by these incidents.