What sanctions after OL-OM? « This time, the League has no right to be wrong »
This Sunday at 8:48 p.m., Ligue 1 hit rock bottom for the first time. She has reached a point of no return. A player has been prevented from exercising his profession, his physical integrity has been affected and no one knows what the consequences will be in the short, medium or long term for the Marseille captain. Today is the incident too many in an escalation that will necessarily lead Ligue 1 into the wall. First, because the event is too serious this time. On the scale of stupidity, OL supporters – even if all are obviously not responsible, far from it – have won the tassel. Then because it touches one of the three biggest posters of the season and that it is necessary, in fact, to make an example of it. Because the image has already toured Europe and the League has the opportunity to make it a case law.
Why did the interruption last two hours? Two versions clash
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3’58 « after the start of the OL-OM shock: Payet receives a bottle on his head and collapses
Enough is enough. In three months, from Montpellier to Nice, from Saint-Etienne to Lens, five matches had to be interrupted for throwing bottles, smoke and / or invading the ground. The aggression of Dimitri Payet is the last straw. Will the LFP have strong enough backs and clear enough ideas to take the necessary sanctions and stop the escalation? The course of the evening leaves little hope. The gravity of the events required some form of sacred union. When a player suffers such aggression, this is how it should have been.
Dimitri Payet hit by a bottle
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Laxity, cowardice and no sacred union
When, finally, everything is back to normal, Jean-Michel Aulas pleaded, among our colleagues at Prime Video, the « isolated act« before attacking the referee of the meeting Ruddy Buquet, who took »only the decision not to resume the meeting« , and to be surprised at the reaction »vigorous« of the Marseillais not to want to take again the part. Later still, the prefecture got involved in tweets which questioned the declarations of Ruddy Buquet (« My sporting decision has always been not to resume the match« ).
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Two hours of discussions, a total vagueness and, finally, OL-OM definitively stopped
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