Fifteen minutes before the end (it was 1-0 after Dolberg’s goal), the Marseille players had enough of the constant throwing by the home club’s fans when executing a corner kick and pushing Payet, who was aiming for a full match. , a plastic bottle back to the stands.
It was like a red rag to a bull. The fans stormed the stadium and chased the visiting players. The fans hit some players hard.
It was chaos, and the hosts had to come to control Jorge Sampaoli, the very emotional Marseille coach.
The two teams dived into the changing rooms. When calm returned about 1.5 hours later – after a call from the Nice captain – the referee tried to start the match again.
Nice is out, Marseille doesn’t, some players will get injured. The referee allowed Marseille to take a corner but the team was not there. Then the match was stopped permanently.
Marseille risk losing the match because they are no longer attending.
OM President Pablo Longorreal “We decided not to resume the match for the safety of our players. What happened today is totally unacceptable. We have to set a precedent for French football.”
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