Nice vs Marseille: Dimitri Payet throws bottle back at supporters who storm the pitch

Nice vs Marseille descended into chaos

Isn’t it great to see football fans back in stadiums?

Errrrr, not always.

That’s because Nice vs Marseille on Sunday evening descended into absolute chaos.

In their first big home match for more than a year, Nice supporters marked it with thuggish behaviour by throwing bottles at Marseille players whenever they took a set-piece.

And it reached boiling point towards the end of the match as Dimitri Payet was hit with an object.

And he reacted furiously by throwing it back into the crowd.

It resulted in ugly scenes as Nice fans stormed the pitch.

Footage also shows an apparent Marseille staff member punch a Nice fan in the face.

Meanwhile, Marseille manager Jorge Sampaoli completely lost the plot at Nice defender, Jean Clair Todibo.

Absolute carnage.

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Get French Football News were tweeting throughout the scenes and, earlier in the match, had highlighted the behaviour of the Nice fans.


They later added: “Embarrassing situation gets worse for OGC Nice as players get into a fight and fans pour onto the pitch after Dimitri Payet threw back a bottle which struck him. Shameful & woeful lack of security at the Allianz Riviera.”

It seems unlikely that the match will continue tonight.

At the time, Nice were leading 1-0 thanks to Kasper Dolberg’s goal just after half-time.

Just before the interruption, there had been a flurry of yellow cards shown with Dolberg,Justin Kluivert, Melvin Bard and Luan Peres all picking up bookings in the space of eight minutes.

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