Lyon vs Marseille: The French League gives up after a player is hit in the head by a water bottle thrown from the crowd

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Payette grabbed a set ball in the 5th minute of the Lyon League, but when he lined up to send the ball into the penalty area, a bottle thrown from the stands caught his back. head.
After Paye received treatment, referee Rady Buquet instructed the team to go to their respective locker rooms, and Lyon’s players tried to calm the atmosphere.

But it looks like the game may start again. The stadium announcer stated that the game would resume, but warned that further incidents would cause the game to be abandoned.

The Lyon players came to warm up, but the Marseille team stayed in the locker room.

After nearly two hours of waiting, the game was abandoned at approximately 10:45 pm local time.

President of Lyon Jean-Michel Olas Said On the club’s official Twitter account: “We apologize to (Payet).”
Payette was hit by a water bottle thrown from the stands during the match between Lyon and Marseille and left the field after receiving treatment.

“The perpetrator was reported immediately and arrested. This is an isolated act,” Olas continued. “After a considerable amount of discussion, Mr. Buquet made a decision. When a stadium has 55,000 people, precautions must be taken. The referee called everyone for the second time to announce that he had changed his mind.

“The game was postponed after an hour and a half. Our players followed Mr. Buquet’s order and returned to warm up. Then the referee changed his mind and sent them back to the locker room. They wisely waited for the decision and accepted It. The perpetrator has been arrested. The individuals concerned have been isolated. Unfortunately, generality has been drawn from it.”

Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) issued a statement calling the incident a “cowardly attack” and that Payet was also the victim of a “discriminatory insult.”

“Although the decision of the LFP Disciplinary Committee has been firm since the start of the season (point deductions, closed games, closed stands), and cooperation with the government to more effectively sanction violent individuals in the stadium, these new serious incidents remind people of the Safety is the responsibility of the host club and the local authorities, and ultimately decide whether the game will restart or stop,” it said.

“As Ligue 1 Uber Eats becomes more and more attractive on the pitch, these serious and recurring incidents are destroying the league’s image in France and internationally.”

In view of the “new extremely serious incident”, after an emergency meeting of the LFP Disciplinary Committee on Monday, it was announced that the game at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon should not be played in front of any fans until the committee makes a final decision. Wednesday, December 8.

This means that Lyon’s match against Reims Stadium on Wednesday, December 1st, will be affected by this measure.

This incident continues a series of fan incidents in France this season.

This is the second time Payer was hit by a bottle thrown from the stands this season.

On August 22, in the game against Nice, a bottle seemed to hit Payette in the back, and then he threw it back into the crowd.

Payette’s teammates Alvaro González and Matteo Gondozi ran to support him, while Nice captain Dante tried to calm the situation.

In a game on August 22, Payette reacted, and players from Nice and Marseille prevented the fans who invaded the stadium.

In the case of escalating tensions, security personnel tried to stop the fans, but they eventually flooded into the stadium, followed by a scuffle between the supporters, including the players and the coaching staff.

As a result, Nice was fined two points, one of which was suspended and ordered to rematch the league against Marseille.

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Payette and Gonzalez were subsequently suspended for one game and two games respectively.

Pablo Fernandez, a physiotherapist from Marseille, has also been suspended until the end of June 2022.

The second half of the derby between Lens and Lille was delayed for about half an hour after fans threw missiles at each other and spectators entered the stadium.




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