A derby is also played in the stands. If in recent years the travel bans for supporters have increased, the 90s and 2000s were marked by tifos that have been remembered.
There were almost friendly rooms. Thus, the Lyonnais “celebrated” in 2006 the 30 years of the European final of the Greens with “In 76 your feet were square” followed by “30 years of handjob after a defeat”.
Or as when, on March 17, 2012, the Stéphanois deploy this little message “Concretely Nicosia is anthology”, nine days after the ejection of OL from the Champions League by the Cypriot club.
Jean-Michel Aulas and the “carrot”, Raymond Barre’s apologies
But other tifos are much more sulphurous, like the phrase “Some have a long arm, we have a green thumb” accompanied by a representation of Jean-Michel Aulas with a carrot in the bottom.
Others have made a big splash for their scandalous character. On March 3, 2007, in Geoffroy-Guichard, Jean-Michel Aulas and the Lyon players are represented as animals with the inscription “The hunt is on, kill them”.
But above all, it is the banner unfurled by the Lyon supporters on September 6, 2000 in Geoffroy-Guichard that shocks. For “The gones invented the cinema when your fathers died in the mines”, Raymond Barre, the mayor of Lyon at the time, even apologized the next day to his Saint Etienne counterpart Michel Thiollière.