Memphis Depay clashed with Lyon fans after they held up a donkey banner aimed at Marcelo after their ​Champions League game with RB Leipzig.


Depay scored an 82nd-minute equaliser to claim a 2-2 draw against RB Leipzig which secured their spot in the Champions League knockout stages, but some Lyon fans still weren't happy at full-time.



After the whistle, a Lyon Ultra found his way on to the field brandishing a banner with a picture of a donkey on it that urged his Brazil defender Marcelo to “Get Lost.” Things have got increasingly tense between the Brazilian defender and sections of the Lyon support who no longer want him at the club.


Depay sprinted half the length of the field and tried to yank the banner from the fan, and more Lyon players tried to back him up. There were no physical altercations, but Marcelo was shown on television aiming a middle-finger gesture with both hands raised.


In a post-match interview with ​RMC Sport, Depay could not hide his anger at the fan’s behavior.


"I'm upset, angry. We didn't play our best but we're through. We gave everything. When someone on the team's not supported by the fans, what do you expect from the players?


"Who has time to make a banner like that? People have kids, they go to work. Who has time to paint a donkey? If you have time for that, you really need to have something better to do with your life.


"They spat on us. I've never seen anything like it."



Lyon manager Rudi Garcia hailed the actions of the former ​Manchester United man after the match.


"Memphis Depay is a real captain: he acted and spoke as a captain," Garcia said. 


"It shows all the cohesion, solidarity and character of this group."


Lyon are currently placed seventh in Ligue 1 but are just three points shy of third-placed Lille ahead of their next league game against Rennes.