The French league was the scene of a new episode of violence that forced a match to be suspended. It happened this Sunday in the clash between Olympique de Lyon y Olympique de Marsella, team led by the Argentine Jorge Sampaoli, ex DT of the Selection. Dimitri Payet, Marseille forward, received a bottle hit to the head as he prepared to kick a corner. After the incidents, the abbot decided to suspend the meeting.
According to Amazon Prime, the network that has the television rights to Ligue 1, the person who threw the bottle at the Marseille forward was discovered and expelled from the stadium.
Dimitri Payet, after the attack. AFP photo
Payet had already been the central protagonist of an incident this season in the league that has Lionel Messi as a great figure. It was during Marseille’s visit to Nice at the beginning of the season, last August, when he received a bottle and decided to return the projectile to the rostrum.
Payet’s action led to an invasion of the field by local fans and the beginning of a pitched battle in which Sampaoli and several members of the Marseille club coaching staff got involved, among others. That match was interrupted a quarter of an hour from the end and was played again behind closed doors. The Nice was sanctioned with the takeoff of two points in the table.
The current season of the French championship is marked by numerous incidents in the stands, which altered, among others, the duel between Marseille and PSG, on October 24 at the Velodrome stadium
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With information from agencies