The prosecutor's office has opened an investigation after the attack of a child suffering from cancer and his family on Saturday on the sidelines of the match played by OM in Ajaccio.

"The dream quickly turned into a nightmare when Kenzo and his parents, dressed in the colours of Marseille, were shamefully abused by individuals who entered their box," the club said in a statement, which said it would file a complaint "as soon as the individuals are identified."

The president of the fan group Orsi Ribelli has admitted this Sunday in the pages of the newspaper Corse Matin that "some individuals sitting in the Faedda stand went up (to the box) and punched the father twice to take off his shirt, before descending with the uniform. "

When Kenzo and his father arrived in the locker room to don OM's blue and white jersey, they were spotted by Corsican supporters. About fifteen young people approached them, the boy's mother told AFP.

"My young son managed to jump the barrier and got into the box next to him. Kenzo didn't understand what was happening, they pushed him and he fell. He hit his face on the balcony railing. My husband was right behind him, they went to ask for his shirt and punched him twice in the head. Then they left and burned the shirt," says Amandine, who lives with her family near Cassis, in the Bouches-du-Rhône region, and prefers not to give her name.

"I didn't think there would be so much hatred" for a game that had nothing to do with sports, said Laurent, the father, who said he was "very scared for the safety" of his children.

After the match, the boy was able to spend at least a few minutes with one of his idols, Marseille player Matteo Guendouzi, an AFP journalist said.

The match was surrounded by a very tense atmosphere and already on Friday there were incidents and clashes between fans of both teams in Ajaccio.

The prosecutor's office of Corsica has reported that a person has been arrested at dawn and that the identity of the other aggressors is being investigated, who are intended to be charged with "aggravated violence and aggravated robbery".

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