Nice docked two points after trouble in Marseille game

Nice docked two points after trouble in Marseille game

The French Ligue One body (LFP) have docked Nice two points following their trouble against Olympique Marseille last month.

The match had been interrupted by a pitch invasion on the part of the home side’s ultras and an ensuing mass brawl involving fans, players, and members of staff.

On Wednesday, the disciplinary commission ruled that the match will be replayed behind closed doors, on neutral ground, and in addition, Nice have been docked two points- although one of these points is a suspended sentence.

In the decisions, Marseille defender Álvaro González has been banned for two games, while Dimitri Payet – the target of bottle-throwing from Nice fans, who sparked the pitch invasion by throwing one back – was given a suspended one-game ban.

Marseille physio Pablo Fernández was handed a nine-month touchline suspension for his role in the events on the pitch, lasting until June 30, 2022.

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