In quotes published by L’Équipe, Lyon manager Fabio Grosso has broken the silence on the eye injury he suffered following the attack on the Lyon team bus by Marseille fans before the Olympico. The Italian spoke of his disappointment at the lack of sanctions.
Fans of Marseille attacked the Lyon team bus before their match against OL on the 29th of October. The attack resulted in Fabio Grosso suffering serious facial injuries which required 13 stitches. Despite the serious outcomes of the attack, the LFP took the decision to hand out no sanctions for the actions of Marseille fans because the incident took place outside of the stadium. The match between Lyon and Marseille has been rescheduled for the 6th of December with both sets of fans able to attend.
When asked about the incident again in his pre-match press conference on Friday, Grosso said: “I am worried because the lack of a sanction is unacceptable to me… I like incredible atmospheres like those in Marseille, I’m not afraid of that, but the absence of a sanction for what happened I can’t understand. I will remain firm on this, it is very serious.”
Such injuries would be expected to have a serious impact. When asked about the impact of the injuries he suffered before Lyon’s match against Metz, the former Frosinone boss said, “It doesn’t seem like it but I have strong shoulders, I don’t show it but I’m still touched. In the morning, when I get up, I go to brush my teeth and I see my face, every day.”
GFFN | Liam Wraith