On the morning of August 23, the match between Nice and Marseille took place in the third round of the French First Division (Ligue 1) at the Allianz Riviera. Both teams played a game of dedication with tit-for-tat attacks. Countless dangerous opportunities created by both teams.
However, it was not until the 49th minute of the match that the opening goal came. Nice took the lead through Kasper Dolberg. In the 74th minute, Marseille was awarded a corner kick on the left wing. When striker Dimitri Payet was approaching to perform the kick, suddenly he was hit in the back by a plastic bottle by the audience in the stands.
VIDEO: Terrible battle between fans and players in the match of Nice – Marseille
This made him extremely angry. The Marseille player picked up a plastic bottle and threw it back into the stands. This action made Nice fans even more angry.
They broke through the security fence and rushed into the field to fight with the players. A terrible melee took place that forced the game controller to end the match early in the 75th minute.
The security forces tried their best, but it took a long time to control the situation. Currently both teams are waiting for a solution from the French Football Federation.
When the match ended, the score 1-0 was in favor of the Nice players. It is possible that the match will be replayed at a date not far away. Surely the recent incident will cause the home team Nice to receive a heavy penalty for allowing the fans to have extreme actions.
The players are ready to get into a scuffle with the fans
Player Dimitri Payet can also be fined for retaliating against home fans. Without the act of throwing the plastic bottle upside down, this melee would not have happened.
Payet’s anger is understandable, however. Before that, he and his teammates continuously received insults and insults from Marseille fans.