The foreign media relay with amazement the incidents which led to the interruption of the clash between OL and OM, this Sunday evening, during the 14th day of Ligue 1. The match was stopped after a few minutes at Groupama. Stadium, after a bottle throw suffered by Dimitri Payet.
They can’t believe it. Another Ligue 1 shock that turns into a fiasco. The foreign media relay with a feeling of incomprehension the incidents which led to the interruption of OL-OM, this Sunday evening, during the 14th day of Ligue 1. The match was stopped in the first minutes after a throw of bottle that hit Dimitri Payet on the head. In Spain, sports newspapers are outright hallucinating. « They do not learn the lesson », tackle Marca, who speaks of « genuine chaos ».
The Madrid daily denounces « a serious behavioral problem on the football fields ». Its AS counterpart is on the same wavelength. « Another embarrassing moment in France, can we read on its site. French football unfortunately comes back into the light with a shameful image of its ultras », « a constant, which was repeated in France throughout the season « . The AP agency publishes a dispatch in English, taken to the four corners of the globe, explaining: « This is not the first time this season that a French championship match has been marred by a violent incident ».
« A new episode of violence »
Our foreign colleagues evoke the multitude of excesses which disrupted the start of the season in France. Obviously recalling the Nice-OM during which Payet had already been the target of bottle throwing at the end of August. « The midfielder is again the victim of aggression on the part of supporters during a match in the French championship », summarizes Globoesporte in Brazil. Once again, a main poster of the French championship has had problems off the field « .
In Argentina, Clarin also protested: « Violence in football: a player of Jorge Sampaoli received a bottle on the head (…) The French championship was the scene of a new episode of violence which forced a match to be suspended « . A very sad advertisement for Ligue 1.