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New episode of violence in France: Lyon — Marseille stopped after three minutes of play
Once again an episode of violence in the French Football League has been revealed, this time it was generated during the classic between Olympique de Lyon and Olympique de Marseille when there were only three minutes into the game.
This is how, once again, the problems of this country are in evidence every time a match of great rivalry and importance is played like the one this Sunday.
It was only three minutes after the opening whistle sounded when the visiting team player Dimitri Payet was preparing to take out a cornet and at that moment he ends up receiving a bottle from the stands that hits his head.
It was found that the container was full, so the player immediately fell to the grass after that strong impact.
French classic stops
The player was quickly treated by the club's medical services, who managed to stabilize Payet after a few minutes. The main referee of the match, Ruddy Buquet chose to interrupt the commitment indefinitely so that the home fans could calm down, and these unfortunate events could be clarified.
According to the French media, it was learned that the perpetrator of these unfortunate events was identified and removed from the stadium. However, it was not possible to know if he was detained or not by the French justice.
Despite this, the match was suspended permanently and was announced through the stadium's megaphone. A regrettable action by a subject who made everyone present want to see this French classic.
The rivalry between both clubs
Both clubs have a lot of rivalry in French football, even Olympique de Marseille fans are banned from traveling to Lyon because these types of events almost always occur in matches. Mostly there are always some fans of both teams who face or perform an act like this Sunday.
It is not the first time that Payet has been involved in an episode like this with the rival team's stands. Last August, during the first day of the French League with the public after the Covid-19 pandemic, he also received a bottle from the stands.
That happened in the Nice-Marseille game, which was also suspended after Payet was hit by a bottle thrown from the stands, a fact that has been repeated today.
At that time, the event caused the local fans to take to the pitch completely enraged, while the players and coaching staff of the visiting team had to run to the locker room to protect themselves from the brawl.