Nice-Marseille: opening of an investigation

An investigation was opened after the incidents which led to the interruption of the Ligue 1 football match Nice-Marseille on Sunday evening.

“An investigation is underway, but there is no custody” at this stage, said the Nice prosecutor’s office.

The Nice-Marseille match was stopped at the 75e minute, after supporters invaded the pitch following an incident that ignited the match: yet another plastic bottle thrown at Marseille player Dimitri Payet, which the latter returned to the stand.

A security cordon of stewards, dressed in yellow vests, tried to stop the supporters, but blows were exchanged in different parts of the field, in a scrimmage between players of the two teams, supporters and stewards.

“The safety of our players was not guaranteed

Nice led 1-0, but the match did not end: after 90 minutes of procrastination, the meeting was definitively stopped when the referee noticed the absence of the Marseillais.

“The League (LFP) has decided to resume the match. We decided for the safety of our players, who were attacked during the invasion of the field, not to resume because the safety of our players was not guaranteed ”, explained the president of OM, Pablo Longoria. , in a video posted on social media.

Nice wanted to resume the game. “I know very well that the game could have resumed. I was convinced that it would go very well ”, declared for his part the President of Nice Jean-Pierre Rivère.

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