The Canet-en-Roussillon club denounced on Monday the lynching of a minor by a group of OL supporters, on the sidelines of the meeting between the two teams in the Gambardella Cup. According to the manager of the Pyrénées Orientales club, the attack took place because the victim was wearing an OM outfit. The Marseille club reacted via its communications director.
A very firm message posted on the networks. The day after its match against OL on Sunday in the Gambardella Cup (the national competition for U18 teams), Canet RFC denounced the attack on one of its young supporters by a “group of OL supporters “. Asked by France Bleu, Jordi Delclos, the general manager of the Pyrénées Orientales club, gave details of this incident. The lynched teenager would be 17 years old. He would have been “taken to task by a dozen Lyon supporters” at the end of the meeting, because “he was wearing an OM sweater”. “He was beaten up, he was attacked, says the leader. Then they undressed him, they took off his sweater, leaving him shirtless, and they took his personal belongings.”
After receiving “blows in the back and in the neck”, the young man was transported to the emergency room. His mother would intend to file a complaint. The Canet-en-Roussillon club, which claims that the presence of “fifty Lyon supporters” for this match was not planned, should also file a handrail.
Jacques Cardoze, OM’s communications director, reacted on the networks by strongly condemning this incident. “I am deeply shocked by this news and give my full support to this young boy in hospital,” he wrote.
Aulas’ appeal to the manager of Canet
Mentioned by the Canet club, Lyon also commented on this information. With some caution, while waiting to learn more.
“OL learned from the networks that a Canet supporter had been attacked by individuals and has just contacted the club manager for information, explained the Rhone club on Twitter. organized any trip and will investigate the facts.” And to remember: “OL condemns all violence.” According to France Bleu, Jean-Michel Aulas would have called the manager of Canet-en-Roussillon directly after being made aware of this affair.