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Lyon threaten to sue their own fans over social media montages depicting Garcia & Aulas as clowns

Ligue 1 club Lyon put out a stunning press release earlier this Wednesday in which they threatened to sue their own fans for posting defamatory comments and images about club representatives on social media, following a surge in graphics depicting club president Jean-Michel Aulas and manager Rudi Garcia as clowns.

“Olympique Lyonnais announces that the club will now file legal complaints for all content, posted or shared on its social networks, which may constitute abuse, defamation, threat, harassment or incitement to hate or violence (in relation to the club). It is our duty to mobilise to fight against instances of discrimination and hate, online and on the field. OL will manage its responsibilities in this sense.”

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