First disciplinary sanctions after the chaos of the Nice-Marseille match

The Professional Football League (LFP) on Wednesday imposed on OGC Nice to play behind closed doors its French league meeting against Bordeaux on Saturday, pending investigation of the file relating to the incidents that enamelled the Nice meeting on Sunday- Marseilles.

OM physical trainer Pablo Fernandez has been suspended “Of all official functions” as a precaution, after having struck a supporter descended on the lawn. The disciplinary committee of the LFP has also placed the case under investigation, and will render its decisions on Wednesday, September 8.

These are the first disciplinary sanctions taken by the organizing body of the French championship, after the chaos that occurred at the Allianz Riviera on Sunday during the 3e Ligue 1 day.

The match was interrupted after 75 minutes when OM midfielder Dimitri Payet received a bottle in the back, thrown from the stands.

Bottle that he launched towards the public, before dozens of spectators invaded the lawn, causing a general fight and clashes involving players, management members, supporters and even leaders in the presidential stand.

Those “Players in the game” They may also be subject to sanctions at the end of the investigation, but only the Marseille physical trainer was suspended Wednesday, as a precaution.

The result of the match not counted

“The result of the match is not counted in the classification of Ligue 1” pending decisions, also indicates the LFP, confirming that the Disciplinary Commission will rule on the fate of the meeting (1-0 victory maintained for Nice, defeat on the green carpet, match to be replayed…).

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OGC Nice, which also risks sanctions for the behavior of its supporters, will have to play its next match without spectators (“Total closed session”), Saturday at 5 p.m. against Bordeaux.

But the prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes (South-East) department Bernard Gonzalez has already ordered the closure “For the next four matches played at home” from the Popular South stand of the Allianz Riviera.

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The disciplinary committee also ruled on the throwing objects that occurred during Montpellier-Marseille on August 8, and two stands at the Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier were closed for three matches, one of which has already been purged.

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