Nice Stand set for closure after ugly Marseille Clash.
Written by crest887fm on August 24, 2021
French Authorities have ordered a four-match stand closure and arrested a man after ugly scenes caused Nice’s Ligue 1 game with Marseille to be abandoned.
The Alpes-Maritimes department said the Popular South stand of Nice’s Allianz Riviera stadium would be closed after the brawl between fans and players.
A 28-year-old man was taken into custody for his part in Sunday’s melee.
Marseille’s Dimitri Payet was hit by a bottle and threw it back into the crowd, causing fans to storm the pitch.
Nice’s players returned to the pitch after a delay, but Marseille’s did not.
The game was later abandoned as a result with Nice leading 1-0 through Kasper Dolberg’s first-half goal.