Lyon team bus smashed by Marseille Ultras as president Aulus says: ‘We ran into an ambush’

By | 10th November 2019

LYON’S team bus was attacked by Marseille ultras on the way to the stadium and their president slammed it as an ambush.

Windows were broken and club president Jean-Michel Aulas – who was on board at the time – threatened to pull out of the game if things continued.

Windows were broken on Lyon’s team bus by Marseille ultras
Lyon’s president was on board at the time and slammed it as an ambush

Social media threats were received during the week and they came to fruition as Lyon travelled to the Stade Velodrome.

After the incident, Aulas told French outlet La Provence: “Not again! We ran into an ambush!

“If it continues like this, we won’t be playing.”

And other reportes claimed: “Aulas was on the bus when OM fans smashed two windows with projectiles – as he got off the bus upon arrival at the stadium, he told match officials that if anything else untoward occurred, his team would refuse to play tonight.”

Lyon’s official account also tweeted about the incident.

The messages read: “The safety of our players and staff was not ensured during the trip to the stadium.

“After threats to the team and [Lyon manager] Rudi Garcia on social media, five marks were made on the bus en route to game.

“Windows were broken. President Jean-Michel Aulas had to warn the match officials about the risk of endangering the players, coaches and referees.”

Ex-West Ham man Dimitri Payet scored twice as the home side won 2-1 to move second in Ligue 1.

Lyon sit in 14th after the defeat.

Jean-Michel Aulas threatened to pull out the game if the attacks continued
Even the driver’s windscreen was cracked

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Marseille fans lit flares and created an intimidating atmosphere before the game they won 2-1[/caption]

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