The Lyon team bus became the target of a violent attack by Marseille supporters, leaving Lyon boss Fabio Grosso with severe facial injuries.
Key Incident Takeaways
- Bus Under Attack: Marseille fans targeted the Lyon team bus with a barrage of rocks.
- Grosso Injured: The attack left Fabio Grosso with severe facial injuries.
- Game Cancelled: Officials called off the Ligue 1 clash in light of the violence.
|Injured Individual||Fabio Grosso, Lyon Boss|
|Injury Description||Severe facial injuries, necessitating medical attention|
The Assault Before the Game
Marseille fans aggressively pelted the Lyon bus with rocks as it navigated its way to the stadium, resulting in shattered windows and injuries. The right side of the bus took the brunt of the attack, with Fabio Grosso sustaining serious facial wounds in the process.
“Marseille supporters attacked the bus, shattering the windows on the right side and seriously injuring Fabio Grosso’s face,” an eyewitness reported.
The bus, now with its windows smashed, arrived at the stadium carrying shaken and injured occupants. Given the intensity of the attack, injuries were inevitable, and Grosso’s condition bore witness to the violence of the incident.
From Assault to Medical Attention: Fabio Grosso’s Ordeal
The attack left Grosso, a former Italy international, bleeding from a three-centimeter gash on his face, a result of the flying glass shards. Medical personnel immediately attended to him, applying a plaster above his eye and wrapping his head in bandages.
Considering the violent pre-match events, officials decided to cancel the match, putting the safety of players and staff first.
The Incident Goes Viral: Social Media Reactions
The shocking incident quickly dominated social media, with videos of the injured Grosso and the damaged bus spreading rapidly. The footage, both alarming and viral, drew widespread condemnation from fans and officials alike.
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