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Marseille's match against Nice abandoned

The match between Marseille and Nice held at the Allianz Riviera on the 23rd of August, 2021 was abandoned when the visitors refused to emerge from their dressing room after Nice fans invaded the pitch to spark a brawl.


The final whistle which was blown by the referee with only the Nice players in sight following a brief suspension. According to the rules of Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), Marseille have been handed an automatic 3-0 defeat pending further review.


Members of the crowd came at the Marseille players with objects in the lead-up to the chaotic fight. Fans stormed the playing surface when forward Dimitri Payet responded to them after he was hit near the corner flag.


Supporters at the Allianz Riviera had been throwing objects at Marseille players since the match started and Payet threw a bottle back at the crowd in the 74th minute after he was struck as he prepared to take a corner.

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Allianz Riviera Dimitri Payet Ligue de Football Professionnel Marseille Nice

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