Marseille match abandoned after Nice supporters storm pitch for brawl – See Full Video


Marseille’s Ligue 1 match against Nice on Sunday was abandoned with Marseille refusing to re-emerge from the dressing room after Nice fans invaded the pitch to stir commotion.

Fans at the Allianz Riviera had been throwing objects at Marseille players throughout the match, and Dimitri Payet threw a bottle back into the crowd in the 74th minute after being hit as he prepared to take a corner kick.

Soon after, fans invaded the pitch to battle with the Marseille players, in a rather shocking scene.

The referee blew for the final whistle in the 75th minute with only the Nice players still on the pitch following a brief suspension to proceedings, and according to Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) rules, Marseille have been handed an automatic 3-0 defeat pending further review.

Two weeks ago Marseille’s match against Montpellier was briefly stopped because the crowd were throwing objects at visiting players.

Marseille midfielder Valentin Rongier had a busted lip from that match.

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