Fans of Olympique de Marseille attacked the bus carrying the Olympique Lyonnais players on Sunday, the team they were going to face at the Velodrome stadium. Lyon coach Fabio Grosso was injured when the windows of the vehicle exploded, and he was treated in the stadium's infirmary, according to the AFP news agency.

The match was scheduled to take place at 20:45 p.m., but the prefecture has decided to suspend it and the stadium, where there are about 60,000 people, is being evacuated, according to L'Equipe.

In the images published by the French press, the Italian coach is seen with wounds on his face and a bandage on his head, as he leaves the stadium infirmary. The assistant coach has also been injured.

In addition to throwing stones at the team bus, three vehicles carrying Lyon fans were also attacked and there are some minor injuries, according to the aforementioned newspaper.

Both teams played this Sunday the tenth round of the league. Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castera told RMC that the decision to suspend the match "was necessary. It's disgusting. It is an act of hatred, of stupidity, the very denial of the values of football," he said.

Paris will hold the Olympic Games next summer and has just hosted the Rugby World Cup. A month ago there was a controversy after racist chants were heard at the match between Paris Saint Germain and Marseille.

"I give my full support to Olympique Lyonnais, their coach, and the fans who were excited to follow this match," said the minister.