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Nice rewarded with Three points after Marseille refused to restart the game in Ligue 1

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The Ligue 1 match between Nice and Marseille ended abruptly and consequently, the hosts were awarded a 3-0 win. The Danish forward Kasper Dolberg gave Nice a lead in the 49th minute of the game.

However, the game was suspended due to a bizarre incident that occurred during the second half. The home side were a goal up, but due to some reason the fans were very unhappy and misbehaved during the process.

To put things into context why Marseille refused to restart the play, A section of fans that were sitting behind the goal were throwing water bottles and several other objects at the Marseille players while they were taking corners throughout the first half.

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However, the players from the away side did not respond to the indecent behaviour of the fans in the first half. Although this behaviour by the fans continued and thereafter things escalated when one of the bottles struck Dimitri Payet as he was taking a corner. The French attacker threw the bottle back at the crowd in frustration.

Following Payet’s retaliation, Nice fans charged onto the field and engaged in an altercation with the Marseille players. Even though the securities tried their best to stop this matter, the fight continued and things became worse. Therefore the match was suspended due to this entire brawl.

In the end, Marseille players refused to come out and continue the game as they were concerned. Hence Nice was awarded a 3-0 victory.

Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Peres get bruises from their altercation with Nice fans

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Marseille players were severely hurt and appeared to have bruises following their fight with Nice fans during their Ligue 1 gameEspn Sportscenter shared a tweet with a picture of the duo. “Luan Peres and Matteo Guendouzi, two of the Marseille players who were attacked by the Nice fans in the #Ligue1xESPN.”

Surprisingly, Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere has blamed the Marsielle players for provoking a fight that involved the Nice ultras which in turn resulted in the suspension of the game.

What catalysed things was the reaction of two Marseille players (Alvaro Gonzalez and Matteo Guendouzi) who met the fans.” Jean Pierre gave this statement to RMC.

“It is disappointing that it ends like this. Things are quite clear Marseille’s security should not have come onto the pitch and hit our players. “I don’t really understand why Marseille didn’t restart.”

Regardless of what the president of Nice commented about this situation, Marseille did the right thing as things could have become more ugly if they continued playing the game.

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