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Why Ligue 1 Should Consider Lifting The One-match Ban On Payet Who Retaliated To What A Nice Fan Did

Recently, the Ligue 1 authorities penalized the former EPL player Dimitri Payet and other club officials who confronted the Nice fans during the incident that occurred in the game between Nice vs Marseille.

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Although, the Ligue 1 authorities were right for the ban they placed on the defaulters during the game. But they should consider lifting the one-match ban on Dimitri Payet who threw back the bottle that hit him, back to the stands.

I watch the game that night, I saw how the Nice fans booed Marseille player Dimitri Payet before throwing a bottle at him that made him angry and he retaliated by throwing the plastic bottle back to the stand, this was when the whole scenario began. The authorities should consider Dimitri Payet because he is a human being and has feelings as well and is also one of Olympic Marseille's key players. His absence could affect the club negatively and it will create an image that the football fans are protected more than a professional football player in the French Ligue 1.

As a professional player, we know he is meant to hide his emotions on the football pitch where angry fans who were losing by 1:0 were seated, but the Nice fans who were angry because their side was losing during the game went too far by throwing a bottle towards Payet. If those football fans on the stand didn't do such an act that night the whole incident wouldn't have started.

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Below are details on how the defaulters got penalized.

Nice FC two points were deducted in the French Ligue 1 and one player got suspended.

Olympic Marseille, Alvaro Gonzalez banned for two games.

Dimitri Payet got suspended for the one-match ban.

Olympic Marseille physio was banned until June for punching fans.

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The game will be replayed without fans, although the date is yet to be released as of the time of this report.

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