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French Ligue 1 Match Abandoned Over Violent Clash

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Fans invade the pitch for the length of the French L1 soccer match between OGC Good and Olympique de Marseille (OM) at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Good, southern France on August 22, 2021. 

Valery HACHE / AFPA Ligue 1 match between Good and Marseille on Sunday used to be known as off after dwelling supporters threw missiles at gamers on the pitch, sparking violent brawls between both sets of gamers, followers, and workers individuals.

Good followers invaded the pitch after 75 minutes with their crew main 1-0 and angrily confronted opposing player Dimitri Payet, who had thrown a bottle lobbed at him abet into the team.

Marseille gamers stepped in to intervene, confronting the angry Good supporters, nonetheless visiting boss Jorge Sampaoli had to be restrained by his hang workers and gamers as he confronted opposition stars earlier than being led down the tunnel

Authorities in Good compile opened a probe into the incidents which precipitated the match abandonment, the native prosecutor’s administrative center told AFP on Monday.

“An investigation is underway, nonetheless no one has been taken into custody” at this stage, stated the prosecutor’s administrative center.

A security cordon of stewards, dressed in yellow vests, tried to stem the pitch invasion earlier than a brawl broke out between gamers of the 2 teams, supporters and workers.

Marseille’s French midfielder Dimitri Payet (2nd L) reacts as gamers from OGC Good (crimson and sad jersey) and Olympique de Marseille (blue jersey) pause a fan invading the pitch searching to kick Payet for the length of the French L1 soccer match between OGC Good and Olympique de Marseille (OM) at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Good, southern France on August 22, 2021. 

Valery HACHE / AFPThe referee then led both teams off to the safety of the dressing room.

Eighty minutes after the sport used to be suspended, Good stated they desired to restart.

“The decision used to be taken by the authorities to resume the match, nonetheless Marseille enact no longer are searching to,” Good president Jean-Pierre Rivere told broadcaster Prime Video.

Marseille refused with membership officials claiming their gamers’ security will no longer be assured.

“Our gamers were attacked,” stated Marseille president Pablo Longoria.

“The league wanted the match to restart. We determined for the safety of our gamers, who were attacked for the length of the pitch invasion, no longer to resume since the safety of our gamers used to be no longer assured.”

“The referee used to be with us, he confirmed to (Marseille coach) Jorge Sampaoli and me that security used to be no longer assured and determined to pause the sport.”

-AFP


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