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The images of the bottle throw on Dimitri Payet who put an end to the OL-OM match


Copiously insulted, the Marseille player Dimitri Payet was also the target of a projectile he received in the face at the very start of the match between his club and Olympique Lyonnais, Sunday evening, at the Parc OL in Décines-Charpieu (Rhône).

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The incident led to the interruption of the meeting which, after two hours of waiting, finally did not resume.

A meeting at the top

On the side of the executive, we feel the point of the fed up, with in particular the announcement by the Ministry of Sports of the holding, from Tuesday, of a meeting between the Ministers of the Interior and those in charge of Sports and French football authorities, to see ” what to do “.

Precisely, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin will receive in place Beauvau his colleagues Jean-Michel Blanquer (Education and Sports) and Roxana Maracineanu (Minister for Sports), as well as representatives of the Professional Football League (LFP) and the Federation French Football Association (FFF).

The fact is that this type of violence has increased since the start of the season, and that the executive seems to intend to put a stop to it by measures perhaps more radical than those envisaged so far.

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What answers to provide?

Faced with the multiplication of incidents in the stadiums this season (throwing objects and smoke, invading the ground, clashes between groups of supporters …), the LFP had called on the government to the rescue at the end of August on the “Judicial responses” to bring to these overflows.

Several technical meetings have therefore taken place between the cabinets of the Ministry of the Interior, Justice and Sports. This resulted in a government letter sent at the end of October to the LFP, to fight against insecurity in the stadiums.

Projectiles, crush, political reactions… The images of the incidents of the Nice-Marseille match

Jean-Michel Blanquer and Roxana Maracineanu at that time said they wanted the “Dissemination of an updated circular on penal policy” to the prefects on the subject.

They had expressed their intention to set up a “National coordination and security unit” bringing together the relevant ministries (including Justice and the Interior) twice a year alongside the football authorities.

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They assured the LFP that “The legislative arsenal on the subject [était] sufficient and satisfactory “ and campaigned for his “Systematic application”.

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The League, through its disciplinary committee, has for its part taken numerous sanctions against clubs, ranging from the temporary closure of stands to the withdrawal of points.



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