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New speech on the side of OL on Monday, with a press release published this afternoon to take stock of the evening last night. If the gone club obviously continues to condemn the bottle throwing that hit Dimitri Payet, OL also want to give their version of the speaker, who announced the resumption of the match by mistake.
OL ensure that it is the recommendation of the referees’ delegate that gave rise to this announcement, and then points to the pressures on the side of OM, with a strong reaction that pushed Rudy Buquet to reconsider the situation before that the end of the match is not finally announced half an hour later. There is no doubt that OM should quickly respond …
OL press release
Olympique Lyonnais and its president Jean-Michel Aulas strongly condemn all forms of violence inside stadiums. As such, they condemn the incident in the fourth minute of the OL / OM match where an isolated individual threw a bottle at Olympique de Marseille player Dimitri Payet. The institution wishes to apologize and wish for recovery to the captain of Marseille.
In addition, Olympique Lyonnais and its president regret the length of the decision-making due to the various procrastination around the resumption or not of the match which lasted nearly two hours. Contrary to what has been mentioned, it is indeed the referee who took, as specified in the regulations, the decision (even if a preliminary crisis meeting had resulted in a first decision to resume the match). Ruddy Buquet has also summoned the two coaches and captains to his locker room, who will be able to confirm it, to notify them of the resumption of the match and the timing of their return to the field.
At that moment, the observer of the delegates of the LFP officially took the floor coming out of the referee’s locker room to notify the match organizer of the decision taken by Mr. Buquet, according to these words: “resumption of warm-ups in three minutes, then resumption of the match seven minutes later ”. This is the only reason which led the announcer from Groupama Stadium to announce the resumption of the match and the importance of not seeing new incidents which would result in the final stopping of the match.
In accordance with the directives given, the players of Olympique Lyonnais returned to the field to warm up. For their part, the coach and two players from Olympique de Marseille burst into the corridors near the delegate’s office. They reacted vehemently to the announcement of the same resumption, generating new thinking on the part of the refereeing body. Mr. Buquet then asked to review the two presidents, as well as the authorities, the prefect, the DDSP and the deputy prosecutor. To everyone’s surprise, the referee informed them of the final end of the game.
Olympique Lyonnais, and its president Jean-Michel Aulas, once again condemn this incident. The individual, the perpetrator, was immediately identified thanks to the numerous cameras at Groupama Stadium. He was exfiltrated by the stewards, handed over to the police and placed in police custody. It appeared that the man was not a member of a supporter group and was not a subscriber.
Olympique Lyonnais, whose reaction was immediate, and its president want the criminal and administrative sanctions to be exemplary. The institution intends to be able to strike off the individual for life if the League and the courts give clubs the means to do so. Olympique Lyonnais and its president will participate in all analysis, work and proposal meetings so that this type of aggression never happens again and allows our football to take place in optimal security conditions. From now on, Olympique Lyonnais, which has already lodged a complaint against the individual, has become a civil party for the rest of the proceedings.
Olympique Lyonnais and its president also apologize to all the spectators of Groupama Stadium for this moment which was to be a celebration, spoiled by a single individual.
The institution is now awaiting the continuation of the procedures that take place around the match and will keep its spectators informed of the arrangements put in place according to the decisions that will be taken.
While the incidents between OL and OM last night continue to make people talk, the club gone officially released a press release on Monday. The opportunity to condemn once again the incidents of the evening which particularly struck Dimitri Payet.