The ugly scene once again ruined French football tonight, forcing the match between the Marseille Olympics and Lyon Olympics to be stopped early.
The big game of Ligue 1 weekend started not long ago.
The conflict in question, as mentioned above, saw Lyon welcome Marseille to the Lyon Olympic Park to engage in a highly anticipated battle in European football matches.
Before kick-off, the latter boasted of their superiority in the standings, realizing that a victory would lead them all the way to second, behind the runaway tabletop Paris Saint-Germain.
On the other hand, Lyon sits in 7th place, even though they know that Sunday’s victory will narrow the gap with their opponents to a point.
However, as mentioned above, before the action really had a chance to enter the flow of people in central France, the recent prolonged series of crowd riots forced the prosecution to stop early.
The problematic moment is only four minutes away.
After Marseille got the opportunity to put pressure on the host’s goal through a corner kick in advance, former West Ham outstanding player Dimitri Payette walked to the sideline to arrange his set kick.
However, just as the Frenchman managed to place the ball on the corner flag where he liked it, a projectile in the crowd, which was revealed by subsequent replays to be a bottle of water, hit Payette in the face.
The genius lenient man quickly got down to the ground and needed the attention of the medical staff present.
Conversely, when the two groups of players returned to their respective locker rooms, the conflict immediately stopped.
View footage of the following events:
The match between Lyon and Marseille stopped after Dimitri Payet was hit on the side of the head by a water bottle thrown from the stands 😳 pic.twitter.com/RHQtbE0VJK
-Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 21, 2021
This is certainly far from the first time supporters have raged in the French top league this season event, Also involving Payet, his invasion of the stadium and subsequent clashes between Marseille and OGC Nice were suspended in August.
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