The president of Olympique Lyonnais denounced the behavior of some of the club’s supporters on Saturday evening after the defeat against Strasbourg (1-2).
The atmosphere that has reigned for a while within Olympique Lyonnais is not the most serene. While the takeover of the club was finally recorded between Jean-Michel Aulas and his successor, John Textor, the results did not follow and the team now coached by Laurent Blanc sank a little deeper into the crisis each week. The defeat conceded on Saturday evening by the Gonesat home, against Strasbourg (1-2), did nothing to help matters. And the Lyon president even felt obliged to step up to attack his supporters.
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The behavior of some OL fans was thus firmly denounced by Jean-Michel Aulas. In front of the cameras, the seventy-three-year-old man did not mince his words this Saturday, when saying what was on his heart. ” It’s a wasteful feeling. We arrived at the stadium, on the bus we were again attacked by fans who had to remain non-violent, while there were acts of violence before the match and I regret it. »
” I can not accept “
While noting that the meeting of his players, even lost, had been one of the most successful since the start of the season, the manager once again pointed the finger at the attitude of some of the supporters. ” The reaction of the kop of the supporters… They can have an opinion on the players (…). Now when they attack leaders who are exemplary, they attack me. So they have to stop because we have two high quality leaders who work day and night for the club, for us, for them, for everyone. And so I cannot accept this type of expression which is without any reality with what happened. »
And the Lyon boss to conclude: “ We must not, each time we try to take initiatives, we find ourselves faced with supporters who are still very mean compared to a certain number of people who are irreproachable. Eighth in the Ligue 1 standings, Olympique Lyonnais is currently nine points behind on the ultimate ticket for a European place. Remaining on three games in a row without success in the league (2 losses and a draw), the men of Laurent Blanc and President Aulas must quickly raise the bar so as not to see the Rhone boat sink further.