The match referee, François Letexier, explains the reasons for reporting the match. The referee considered that the facts were serious enough to justify the cancellation of the match. The decision was taken by Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra.
François Letexier explains why the OM-OL match is now stopped. The referee must deposit the protocol into OL’s account to guarantee the smooth running of the match. According to the protocol, the player suffers a physical injury which affects his participation due to physical aggression, and the match is not played in the surrounding area. The decision was therefore made not to start the meeting. This evening’s match is canceled and reports will be drawn up for the competent authorities in order to determine the course of events, he declared to the media present (source: RMC Sport).
“I fully support OL”
The Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, confirmed the LFP’s decision: “The images of the stoned OL bus and its supporters, and the cells of Fabio Grosso’s bloody face are shocking. These acts are unacceptable from the point of view of the values of (Site notre bureau spécialisé) and sport, and the perpetrators have no identification or severe sanctions. Seven suspects have already been arrested.
Faced with the seriousness of the facts, the cancellation of the #OMOL match by the LFP was necessary. I fully support OL, their coach and their assistant Raffaele Longo, also injured in the face. There is a thought for the vast majority of supporters who simply express their passion in the stands, but whose party has been unfairly spoiled.
These acts, marked by stupidity and hatred, which have nothing to do with sport, must be eradicated with determination by all actors, public and private, who truly love sport and must unite more than ever to . defense « she wrote on the X network.
Images of the stoned bus@OIL and these supporters and cells facing Fabio Grosso are revolting. These acts are unacceptable and do not undermine the values of (Site notre bureau spécialisé) and sport, and the perpetrators have no retrospection or severe sanctions. 7…
— Amélie Oudéa-Castéra (@AOC1978) October 29, 2023
According to The Team, Fabio Grosso suffered a cerebral agitation. The OL instructor has 12 stitches on the wound, located just below the eye. With just a few centimeters, Italy could have lost its eye…