He preferred to warn straight away. Jean-Michel Aulas does not speak “as former president of the club”, but only “in a personal capacity”. And it is for this reason that he considers that the non-sanctions taken following the stone-throwing of the Olympique Lyonnais bus, on the sidelines of the match against Olympique de Marseille at the Vélodrome on October 29, which had caused serious injuries for Fabio Grosso are not fair.
Present in Clairefontaine to celebrate the fifty years of the French team, in the company of numerous personalities, the former president of Olympique Lyonnais, in comments reported by RMC Sportsdid not imagine “that the match could take place again in Marseille [programmé le 6 décembre]. There’s a call, we’ll see what happens. »
The (bad) example of Besiktas
Jean-Michel Aulas also spoke of his memories of OM-OL, during which the Rhodaniens bus had already been targeted by Marseille fans: “There have already been a certain number of incidents of this type in Marseille , which were managed because the League delegate was on the bus, next to the president or the coach at the time, and he was able to draw a certain number of conclusions from it. There, unfortunately the delegate did not take a seat on the bus, but the fact remains that the League, like the host club, cannot exempt itself. »
The one who is still a member of the board of directors of the League also took the example of his former club to justify his positioning. “In the Champions League, Olympique Lyonnais was sanctioned during the match against the Turks [Besiktas, en 2017]. Responsibility exists. » As a reminder, during this meeting against Besiktas, in April 2017, incidents took place outside, but also inside the stadium. Several fights between supporters of the two clubs had broken out.