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The prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation into a mass brawl in the Nice — Marseille match

The prosecutor's office has launched an investigation into a mass brawl in the Nice — Marseille match

The prosecutor’s office of Nice announced the beginning of an into the incidents that occurred during the “Nice” — “Marseilles” in the third round of Ligue 1. Reports by lequipe.fr.

“The is underway, but at this stage, there are no detainees,” the institution said.

Recall that the incident occurred in the second half of the meeting. Nice fans threw a bottle at Marseille midfielder Dimitri Payet. The football player threw it back on the podium, after which the fans of the opposing team ran onto the field and attacked the players. It is noted that the head coach of “Marseille” Jorge Sampaoli took part in the fight.

After about an hour, the Nice players and the referee team returned to the field with the intention of resuming the match, but the Marseille players refused to continue the game. Chief referee Benoit Bastien blew the final whistle ahead of time. According to the rules of League 1, a team will be awarded a technical defeat for absenteeism on the field.

Earlier it was reported that the police detained three underage teenagers after the scandalous match of the third round of Ligue 1 “Nice” — “Marseille”.



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