Lyon, a professional soccer team in France’s top flight, is taking a 15-year-old boy to court after he ran on the field to take a selfie with the players.
After the Lyon came back from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Dijon 4-2, the young fan, who has yet to be identified, ran onto the field to celebrate with the squad. Illegal? Sure. But something to sue a teenager over? Not exactly. Besides, the two players in the photo, Memphis Depay and Alexandre Lacazette, don’t seem to mind in the slightest.
Via The Sun:
Lyon have chosen to take the youngster to court, BT Sport’s European Football Show revealed. French journalist Julien Laurens sarcastically told the show: “I think you need to kick out the hooligans from stadiums.”
He added: “This young boy is 15. He wanted to celebrate with his heroes Memphis Depay and Alexandre Lacazette after they scored their fourth goal against Dijon last week.
“So he ran on the pitch, took a selfie with Lacazette and now Lyon are taking him to court, suing him!
“He said ‘I was so happy, I didn’t really think’ and now he has to meet the club in court.”
While it is currently unclear what the boy is being charged with at this time, a club spokesman club spokesman told AFP that they “have made a complaint on principle to dissuade [people] and protect everyone’s security.”
La photo du gars qui est rentré sur la pelouse pic.twitter.com/XOteM8jTuk
— Lyo (@Lyoniners) February 19, 2017
Lyon’s 4-2 victory was Memphis Depay’s first game since joining from Manchester United in January, adding a little extra excitement to the game.
Lyon is currently in fourth place in Ligue 1, 16 points behind first place AS Monaco and 13 points behind PSG and Nice.
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 26, 2017