Dutch forward Memphis Depay has claimed that he was spat on by his own fans during their 2-2 draw against RB Leipzig on Tuesday night.
Depay gave scored a late equalizer for Lyon to send them to the last 16 of the Champions League but tempers flared after the players went towards the stands to celebrate with the fans.
The banner included a picture of a donkey along with the name of center-back Marcelo, who has been criticized after a poor run of form. Depay went over to the stands and attempted to grab the banner from the supporter before a scuffle ensued.
His teammates who had sensed the incoming drama had followed the Dutchman to prevent him from reaching out to the fan but the former Manchester United man could hear none of it.
Speaking to the French media after the game Depay said: "The management will have to take responsibility.
“You qualify and you leave the pitch in these conditions? Something is wrong. I chased the fan to tell him to drop the banner. They spat on us. I've never seen that."
Lyon are seventh place in Ligue 1, nine points short of Champions League qualification.
After reaching Champions League knockout stage, Memphis Depay saw one of the fans insulting his teammate Marcelo holding the sign with a donkey, he took it away and get into fight with fans... Give this man a bianco check and captain tape until the end of his career! #Respect pic.twitter.com/97BBP84sIz— 𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐃𝐑✪𝐋𝐋 (@crodroll) December 11, 2019