Marseille manager Gennaro Gattuso has revealed he spoke to Lyon boss Fabio Grosso following the abandonment of last Sunday’s fixture due to an attack on Lyon’s bus which caused injury to Grosso, as well as several attacks on supporters’ buses. The following was transcribed by RMC Sport.
Gattuso spoke to the media ahead of OM’s match against Lille at the Véldorome. The italian revealed that he had a lengthy conversation with Grosso in a video call the day after the incident. Gattuso stated, “I’m really sorry for him, but I would have been sorry for anyone. I’m truly saddened by how things unfolded.”
Gattuso mentioned that Grosso’s injury could have been far more severe, “With Fabio, we talked about the luck he had. Just a few centimeters away, he could have lost an eye.”
“I didn’t talk much to him after the match. I’m really sad about the way things happened. (…) None of the supporters should feel represented by those who threw stones. It was supposed to be a celebration, so we didn’t take it well.”
Marseille’s Ligue 1 fixture against Lyon will now be reportedly played on 6th December, but with details on the venue and the presence of supporters yet to be laid out.
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