The French Ligue 1 recreation between Good and Marseille was deserted Sunday when followers of the house facet invaded the pitch and angrily confronted opposing participant Dimitri Payet, who had thrown a bottle lobbed at him again into the gang, earlier than an unpleasant brawl broke out involving gamers and spectators.
Marseille finally refused to restart the match with membership officers claiming their gamers have been attacked and that their security couldn’t be assured.
Hassle on the Allianz Riviera Stadium flared within the seventy fifth minute when Marseille star Payet, who had been focused by plastic bottles each time he took a nook, launched one again on the Good followers.
Offended house supporters then clambered onto the pitch, threatening Payet earlier than the referee led each groups to the protection of the dressing room.
Within the melee, Marseille’s Alvaro Gonzalez and Matteo Guendouzi ran in direction of the tip of the bottom to face down the followers.
Good skipper Dante then tried to calm offended supporters.
A safety cordon of stewards, wearing yellow vests, tried to stem the pitch invasion earlier than a brawl broke out between gamers of the 2 groups, supporters and employees.
Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli was seen being restrained by his employees and gamers.
Eighty minutes after the sport was suspended, Good, who have been main by means of a Kasper Dolberg purpose, stated they needed to restart.
Marseille, nonetheless, needed the match halted for good.
“The choice was taken by the authorities to renew the match, however Marseille don’t need to,” Good president Jean-Pierre Rivere informed broadcaster Prime Video.
In keeping with a supply, the referee Benoit Bastien was additionally against a restart.
“I believe the match isn’t going to renew,” stated Good coach Christophe Galtier.
“Now we have simply been informed that the Marseille gamers have already showered.”
Finally, the match was deserted when the Marseille staff refused to return to the pitch.
“Our gamers have been attacked,” stated Marseille president Pablo Longoria.
“We determined for the protection of our gamers, who have been attacked through the pitch invasion, to not resume the match as a result of the protection of our gamers was not assured.”
Marseille’s opening 3-2 win at Montpellier two weeks in the past was additionally held up when followers pelted the pitch with bottles.
That conflict at Montpellier’s Stade Mosson was halted within the 89th minute after Marseille substitute Valentin Rongier was hit on the pinnacle.
Montpellier’s Florent Mollet was additionally hit as he readied to take a nook.