Radical Nice supporters jumped onto the Allianz Riviera pitch to attack the Marseille players , so the match was interrupted in the absence of a quarter of an hour to go.
The fans, in the 74th minute, invaded the pitch and headed towards the visiting players. The situation caused a general brawl and the players left the field of play.
Nice fans throw everything at Payet, the quite angry Frenchman picks up a bottle that had fallen and throws it at the stands, the fans invade … TOTAL CHAOS in Ligue 1. There are also vandals posing as fans there. pic.twitter.com/vfSL5OwkDo
– The Central VAR (Andrés) (@ElVarCentral) August 22, 2021
The situation arose when Dimitri Payet was going to throw a corner kick and returned a bottle thrown earlier from the north end, where the radical followers of the Nicaraguan cadre are located. Many fans in the area passed the security check and burst onto the grass.
🚨 Be careful because this is a SCANDAL. Nice Ultras throw a bottle at Dimitri Payet. The Olympique de Marseille player returns it to the stands and dozens of fans JUMP ON THE FIELD to attack the away team’s footballers. pic.twitter.com/6AhA7RtOI5
– Goal Spain (@GoalEspana) August 22, 2021
The referee, Benoit Bastien, provisionally suspended the match, which was going ahead with Nice (1-0) after a goal scored in the 49th minute by Danish Kasper Dolberg.