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Targeted by a bottle throw, Dimitri Payet files a complaint


A case now in the hands of justice. Olympique de Marseille playmaker Dimitri Payet, hit in the head on Sunday by a full water bottle in Lyon, lodged a complaint “Within the framework of the investigation of the prosecutor of Lyon”, announced the Marseille club to AFP on Monday, November 22.

If he did not file a complaint directly, the club, which confirms the procedure initiated by its player, initially announced by RMC Sport, specified that it was going to become a civil party in this case.

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Payet “very shocked”

OM No. 10, “Very shocked” by this aggression which led to the final stoppage of the match against Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday evening, consulted occupational medicine at the request of the Lyon prosecutor, added the Marseille club, without being able to specify whether a work stoppage has caused him been issued.

“He was very scared and he’s fed up”, insisted the club to AFP, recalling that “He is the only player who has put himself forward on this subject” overflows from supporters, and that“He did it on his own”.

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Described as “Psychologically affected” Sunday by OM President Pablo Longoria, Dimitri Payet, suspended for the next Provencal match Thursday in Turkey against Galatasaray, was absent in training on Monday. At the request of the prosecutor, the player also underwent a medical examination by an occupational doctor.

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Sunday, a few moments before being hit in the head, the Réunionese had first cautiously moved away from the corner point, while various projectiles were already targeting him and insults were already raining down.

They began as soon as the two teams warmed up and continued while the player was on the ground, treated, and until late in the evening, when the announcer first announced the resumption of the meeting and then his final stop.

Meeting between government and football authorities

This decision resulted in an imbroglio involving Lyon and Marseille leaders, the referee of the match, the Professional Football League (LFP) and the prefecture of the Auvergne / Rhône-Alpes region.

After other incidents at the start of the season, several technical meetings took place between the cabinets of the Ministry of the Interior, Justice and Sports. Interior ministers and those in charge of Sports will meet with French football authorities on Tuesday to see ” what to do “.

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Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu ruled “Intolerable” the bottle throw targeting Marseille player Dimitri Payet on Sunday evening in Lyon, calling on clubs to be aware “Immediate and radical” as to security.

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” It is unacceptable. It is intolerable that we can attack the players in the game by attacking them in this way ”, she reacted in a statement to the press, after a tweet indicating that this type of“Acts” had to “To lead to at least the stoppage of matches”.



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