Lyon lodge complaint over Marseille song, Mendy responds

Complaint from the Lyon lodge for the Marseille song, Mendy replies

The Marseille fans' song that threatens to "break" the Lyon stadium in the Europa League final has received a severe response from his opponents of the Ligue 1.

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News May 5, 2018, 00:03 IST




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France defender Benjamin Mendy

Lyon has filed a legal complaint about Marseille supporters signing songs about damaging his Groupama stadium in the Europa League final this month, apparently citing the Manchester City full action back Benjamin Mendy in a statement on the matter.

Marseille secured a place in the final at the home of their bitter rivals with a 3-2 joint victory over Red Bull Salzburg on Thursday.


They will face Atlético de Madrid on May 16 and the possibility of claiming an important trophy in enemy territory inspired a song among a section of the support of Marseille, which refers to the president of Lyon, Jean-Michel Aulas, and contains the phrase: "We will break". all in yours. "

Mendy, a former Marseille player who has expressed support for his former club during his social media career, posted a video after the match in Salzburg that showed him singing the song in celebration.

"We will break everything with theirs, we are in the final and we will break everything," the 23-year-old singer sang in a clip of his Instagram story.

On Friday, Lyon announced that it had filed a complaint with the District Court of the city alleging the provocation of criminal damage, in which the club made an apparent reference to the lateral Left of France Mendy.


The statement said: "In recent days a violent controversy against the Olympique Lyonnais sports institution and its president has developed on social networks in particular, irresponsible and dangerous [songs] about inviting [fans] to break all in Groupama Stadium on May 16, the day of the Europa League final.

"A French international footballer, playing in England, even came to lend his voice and encouraged individual calls, as well as those of groups of supporters irresponsible, to & # 39; break & # 39;

"In view of the danger resulting from these inadmissible behavior, Olympique Lyonnais has decided to file a provocative complaint with the Public Prosecutor of the Lyon District Court for the crime of destruction, damage and deliberate deterioration, [which is] dangerous for the people.

"Olympique Lyonnais expresses himself with the hope that everyone will recover their sense."

Mendy answered by r Emitting the statement and joking: "Ah, that's why you did not answer me for my two tickets, Jean -Michel? "

The city defender went on to explain the song as part of the long history of Marseille and Lyon to make mutual fun and urged the fans to behave in the final.

" We have been bothering for years and we are struggling with OL [Lyon] there have always been songs, typhuses and so on, "he said.

" There is no more rivalry than usual. I invite all the fans of the game to support [their team] in respect of the stadium that will host them. Good ending for everyone. "

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