Payet Bottle Video: On Sunday night’s encounter between OGC Nice and Olympique de Marseille (OM), there were chaotic and violent circumstances that led to the match being abandoned. Prosecutors have launched an inquiry into the events that occurred.
Although an investigation is in progress, the public prosecutor’s office stated that no one is currently in jail at this time.
Fans flooded the pitch during the Ligue 1 match following an incident that sparked the match: yet another plastic bottle was thrown at Dimitri Payet, to which the player responded by throwing it back into the crowd. Nice was in the lead at the moment, with a 1-0 score.
Following a 90-minute delay, the match was called off by the referee, Benoît Bastien, due to the unwillingness of the Marseille players to return to the field of play.
According to OM President Pablo Longoria, the decision was made for the protection of the players who were attacked during the pitch invasion. “We chose not to restart since our players’ safety could not be guaranteed,” he stated in a video provided to the media.
Continuing, Longoria called for punishment, saying, “The referee agreed with us, he verified to (Marseille coach) Jorge Sampaoli and myself that safety could not be assured and chose to suspend the game.”
This is totally unacceptable, and we must establish a precedent for French football by dealing with it immediately.”
A statement issued by France’s Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) on Monday stated that the organization “strongly condemns the violence,” which is termed as “very severe.”
“The LFP’s disciplinary committee is now in charge of this issue,” she explained, referring to the fact that the two clubs are scheduled to appear before it on Wednesday.
After a year away from football, the event was the latest incident to occur in France on the third weekend of the new season, which has seen fans return to stadiums after a year away from the sport.
A week previously, a match between Montpellier and OM was called off when fans tossed bottles onto the field of play as well. A new video has emerged showing the force with which Dimitri Payet was struck by a bottle thrown from the stands by Nice supporters during yesterday’s Ligue 1 match against Marseille.
During the Marseille-Nice match, an enormous brawl erupted on the field, with Payet at the center of it after being hurt by a bottle that struck him hard in the back.
Piaget is fortunate to have avoided more serious injury, as the film below demonstrates exactly how painful this must have been for the Frenchman, who later turned to social media to expose his injuries, as well as those of several of his teammates, following the event.
In reality, however, it is not the activity in front of the goal that has captured the attention of the media at the Riviera this evening, as previously said.
The consequence has been an extremely bizarre series of circumstances, which has actually resulted in the suspension of the fight for the time being. The clash was originally scheduled to take place on November 30th.
In the final ten minutes of the game, Marseille’s Dimitri Payet recovered the ball and set up a corner kick for his team.
While making his approach to the corner flag, the former West Ham player was wounded in the head by a missile fired from the home fans.
Consequently, Payet became enraged and threw one of the many water bottles targeted at Marseille’s players back into the stands, causing a commotion among the fans.