Lyon's international law pillar Demba Bamba was the target of racist comments on social networks after his missed performance a week ago in Pau, his coach Pierre Mignoni revealed at a press conference on Saturday.
This afternoon, he responded (in the field) to some very nasty criticisms on social networks.
We fall into a world of fools.
To criticize is not serious.
Insulting skin color is different.
The club responded,
”explained Pierre Mignoni, after his team's victory in front of Perpignan (47-3).
It was anonymous ... I was not vindictive.
I focused on myself, I tightened up with my colleagues
I expect Demba Bamba to repeat these performances. I wanted to give him the opportunity to bounce back. I expect regularity on and off the pitch from him
, ”the coach also said about the player, author of a solid performance rewarded with a try. Bamba, selected 16 times with the XV of France, meanwhile felt that these attacks on social networks were "
part of the thing.
It was anonymous ...
" he said, referring to these racist remarks. “
I was not vindictive. I focused on myself, I tightened up with my colleagues,
”added the 23-year-old pillar. On September 11, during the second day, Lyon lost to Pau 21 to 17.