The fans had a fight with the Marseille players. Debauche at the French Championship match


The fans had a fight with the Marseille players. Debauche at the French Championship match

It looks like Marseille in this season of the French championship is better not to go to away matches. The second run in a row ends for the Provençals with a conflict with the opponents’ fans. In the first round of Ligue 1, Montpellier fans threw bottles at Marseille players from the stands after Jorge Sampaoli’s team turned a 0-2 defeat into a strong-willed 3-2 victory during the match. Then the reserve midfielder Valentin Rongier was injured : one of the bottles hit him in the face and broke his lip. The referee briefly interrupted the game, and after the match the police arrested two rioters. Now a similar story has happened at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice.

After a long pause and consultations with Ligue 1, the teams were asked to resume the game. Nice players returned to the field and started to warm up, but Marseille players refused to continue the meeting. The president of the Provencal club, Pablo Longoria, announced this to officials. The reason for the unwillingness of the guests to play further is related to the impossibility of ensuring the safety of the participants in the match. Photos of Marseille midfielders Matteo Genduzi and Luan Perez injured as a result of fan attacks have appeared on Twitter .

In the meantime, it became known that one of Sampaoli’s assistants, Jorge Desio , stabbed a fan of “Nice”, because of which he fell. For aggressive behavior the coach of “Marseille” faces a long-term disqualification.

The captain of “Nice” Dante tried to persuade the players of “Marseille” to play the remaining time, but they did not agree. As a result, referee Benoit Bastien , formally resuming the match, prematurely blew the final whistle. According to the French media, in connection with the refusal of the Provençals to continue the meeting, according to the regulations of Ligue 1, they should be awarded a technical defeat.


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