LIGUE 1 - Lyon vs Marseille: the LFP regrets the resumption of the match
The LFP takes the floor. While the big match between Lyon and Marseille was stopped on Sunday after a bottle throw at Dimitri Payet, this incident caused an interruption of more than 90 minutes at Groupama Stadium. The League quickly drew a press release.
The LFP obviously condemned the facts, while clearing itself. While indicating that the resumption of the match, which they regrets, is the responsibility of Lyon and local authorities. Note that an exceptional disciplinary committee will meet urgently on Monday.
“The LFP strongly condemns the violent aggression suffered by Dimitri Payet during the Olympique Lyonnais - Olympique de Marseille meeting. Following this cowardly assault, Dimitri Payet was also the target of discriminatory insults."
"Despite the firmness of the decisions of the Disciplinary Commission of the LFP since the start of the season (withdrawal of points, closed-door match, closure of the stand) and the work carried out with the government authorities to more effectively punish violent individuals in the stadiums, these new serious incidents are a reminder that the safety of the matches is the responsibility of the home club and the local authorities, who are ultimately responsible for resuming or definitively stopping the match."
"Under these conditions, the League regrets the decision to resume the Olympique Lyonnais - Olympique de Marseille meeting by the Regional Prefect, as was already the case for AS Saint-Etienne - Angers SCO. At a time when Ligue 1 Uber Eats is enjoying renewed appeal on the pitch, these serious repeated incidents are destroying the image of the championship in France and internationally."
"After these new extremely serious facts, the Disciplinary Commission of the LFP will meet urgently from tomorrow. "