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Lyon manager Fabio Grosso has broken his silence to thank fans for their support after he was left bleeding by an attack on his side's team bus in Marseille on Sunday.
The Ligue 1 side has an old and fiercesome rivalry with the Cote d'Azur team but the weekend's events saw a planned 'Choc des Olympiques' clash called off after Marseille supporters hurled stones and bricks at the bus as it made its way to Stade Velodrome.
The missiles shattered the coach's glass windows and both Grosso and his assistant Raffaele Longo were struck by shards of glass.
Once the windows were broken, players and members of Grosso's coaching team were forced to duck for cover to avoid further injury.
Grosso needed 13 stitches in the wake of the attack - which also saw coachloads of travelling fans come under fire - but stressed that things could have been much worse in a heartful Instagram post.
Fabio Grosso shared a post to his Instagram in the wake of an attack that left him needing 13 stitches in his face
French sports publication L'Equipe gave Grosso's injuries the front page as they labelled the incident 'the disgust and the shame'
The head coach was appointed just over a month ago with a view to turning around Lyon's turbulent fortunes
'What happened on Sunday evening could have been a tragedy, and it certainly was for sport and for all those who love it,' Grosso wrote alongside a picture of his head heavily