April 17, 2024

OL beaten on a green carpet in Marseille?

Faced with a legal impasse, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (French Professional Football League), via its Disciplinary Committee, could do nothing about the scandalous incidents that took place during the Ligue 1 matchday 10 clash between OM and OL on October 29. By rescheduling the match for December 6 and/or imposing a closed-door penalty, the Phocaean club was necessarily…

Faced with a legal impasse, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (French Professional Football League), via its Disciplinary Committee, could do nothing about the scandalous incidents that took place during the Ligue 1 matchday 10 clash between OM and OL on October 29. By rescheduling the match for December 6 and/or imposing a closed-door penalty, the Phocaean club was necessarily penalized. Visitposes that all clubs are responsible for the behavior of their fans. The aim was for clubs to commit to the safety and behavior of their supporters, but this article does not mention territoriality. At 400 meters from the stadium, we know it’s OM supporters, and an ambush, with petanque balls. The commission made the political choice not to put a finger in it, but I can’t understand it for a coach who almost lost his eye.

A boycott is on the cards

With that in mind, the Rhône manager promisesA decision that Vincent Ponsot may soon deem definitive, even if it means OL boycotting the meeting altogether. We’re not there yet. We’ll see when the appeals are over and we’ll talk to the players and staff if we don’t get something different, he says.

If Lyon were to opt for such a refusal to play, they would be liable to a forfeit in the eyes of the League, which would mean losing the match on a green carpet (0-3). Given Lyon’s sporting difficulties this season, such a scenario would be hard to imagine.