Monday, 20 November, 2017

Game abandoned at half time as Bastia fans attack Lyon players

Lyon players attacked by fans in Bastia Lyon players attacked by fans in Bastia
Spencer Simpson | 17 April, 2017, 00:43

As you can see in the footage below, Lyon 'keeper Mathieu Gorgelin was caught in the middle of the pitch invasion as stewards desperately tried to hold off the intruding fans.

"Faced with the unspeakable behavior of some of the supporters, the LFP requests that SC Bastia take all necessary measures to allow stadium bans to be imposed on the individuals responsible for these actions and, more generally, tp guarantee the security of matches played in the stadium".

"We must stop, we must stop, they hit the players", Lyon coach Bruno Genesio told club president Jean-Michel Aulas in the corridors of the stadium.

Lyon star striker Alexandre Lacazette, who was not playing, tweeted: "Pfffff shameful!" However, after further chaos at half-time, the league's authoritative body, the LFP, has made a decision to put a stop to the game. The French league said in a statement that, after the first trouble, it had been decided that the match could go ahead but would be stopped if another incident happened.

"The LFP condemns in the strongest possible terms the incidents that occurred before the match and at half-time of the match between SC Bastia and Olympique Lyonnais".

Lyon players have been attacked on the pitch by supporters of Bastia, leading to the Ligue 1 game being delayed for nearly an hour.

That sparked an exchange with a Lyon player and more Bastia supporters from behind the goal quickly streamed onto the pitch.

"The players all huddled together".

"None of them wanted to come back out of the changing room and play the match".

"Lots of them had been throwing balls at the players and they just started pushing them and then a fight broke out". Lyon is facing likely sanctions from UEFA after crowd disorder delayed its Europa League home quarterfinal against Besiktas midweek.


Firmino grabs another winner, Liverpool beats West Brom 1-0 Firmino grabs another winner, Liverpool beats West Brom 1-0 Tony Pulis' men continued to make life hard for their opponents with Nacer Chadli missing a glorious chance at the far post. The Belgian was distracted by the slightest of touches by Emre Can, but Chadli should still have gobbled up the chance.

Mourinho summons strength for Chelsea ambush Zlatan Ibrahimovic was too exhausted to start the game against Chelsea , according to Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho . Chelsea and Manchester United meet a Premier Laegue match at Old Trafford on April 16, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Flowering cross turns heads as churches celebrate Easter Sunday Flowering cross turns heads as churches celebrate Easter Sunday For Western churches, it can fall anywhere from March 22 to April 25, while the Orthodox Easter dates range from April 4 to May 8. Eastern Christianity bases its calculations on the Julian calendar so the celebration of Easter varies between April 4 and May 8.