Nice vs Marseille abandoned after mass brawl

Sunday’s Ligue 1 match between Nice and Marseille was abandoned late in the match after fans ran through the security barricades to quarrel with the players on the pitch.

Nice fans held their breath as Marseille scampered down the left side. He successfully avoided all challenges and cracked home the shot for 74 – 0! The former West Ham man released the one from where it came from and caused a total commotion.

The home team’s fans came charging towards the pitch to confront Payet and other Marseille players, many of whom had rushed over to defend their teammate, and the large number of supporters involved saw the security barrier collapse and led to chaos on the pitch.

Players fought against each other and the fans did their best to get involved in the intoxication, and things got very ugly very quickly. The Marseille duo Matteo Guendouzi and Luan Peres were pictured with what appeared to be strangulation marks around their necks.

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The players were eventually put down in the tunnel while the security tried to calm things down, then the people in charge tried to get the game to start again.

Nice, who led 1-0 then, resurfaced in hopes of ending the game, but Marseille refused to come back and instead demanded that the game be abandoned.

“Our players were attacked,” said Marseille president Pablo Longoria. “The league wanted the match to start again. We decided for the safety of our players, who were attacked during the plan invasion, not to resume because the safety of our players was not guaranteed.

“The referee was with us, he confirmed to Jorge Sampaoli and me that safety was not guaranteed and decided to stop the game.”

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The carnage comes just one week after Marseille’s clash with Montpellier had to be stopped late when players from both sides also met with projectiles from the stands.

“This is already the second time, we have experienced this in Montpellier,” says Longoria. “We had decided what happened today is completely unacceptable. We must set a precedent for French football by taking a stand.”

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