League authorities file complaint after assault on young Marseille supporter in Ajaccio

Following a spate of incidents surrounding Marseille’s trip to Ajaccio on Saturday night, L’Équipe reports that the league authorities have filed a complaint following an attack on a young OM supporter named Kenzo.

The 8-year-old Kenzo has brain cancer and was invited in Corsica, in order to make his “dream” come true to meet the OM players. He was joined by his brother and his two parents. Unfortunately, things turned sour when Ajaccio supporters took aim at Kenzo and his parents. Left bloodied, his face badly wounded and his Marseille shirt stolen, Kenzo has since made the news around the country, with yet another incident of fan violence in France.

As reported previously, the child hit a railing, while the mother was stamped on and the father was punched twice, with the child’s kits being stolen and burnt. Marseille president Pablo Longoria, invited the family into his own hospitality box in order to watch the game safely, after being taken care of by emergency services.

While Ajaccio have since published a statement saying that “these individuals in no way represent the values ​​of our club and of our island” and that “AC Ajaccio will shed full light on these shameful actions”, the club have still not filed a complaint, as explained in a statement by Ajaccio public prosecutor, Nicolas Septe.

The four members of Kenzo’s family are expected to testify on Tuesday, with a medical examination conducted on all four individuals in Marseille. Additionally, the magistrate responsible for the case has ordered that police officers have access to video footage from the Stade Coty of Ajaccio in order to identify the individuals responsible for the assault.

GFFN | Tom Abadie

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