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The Professional Football League (LFP) on Tuesday expressed to the government its "concern" about security in the stadiums, hoping for "joint action" after the incidents that occurred on Sunday during the Nice-Marseille match, in a letter including AFP obtained a copy.

The former president of the OM notes that "the powers of the LFP are, after all, quite limited to resolve these problems of violence and public order".

He also notes that "the situation is particularly precarious" in the face of a "worrying trend" and lists several matches punctuated by incidents that have occurred since the start of the season, before the Nice-Marseille Sunday evening.

The president of the Professional Football League, Vincent Labrune, during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille, on September 13, 2020 at the Parc des Princes FRANCK FIFE AFP / Archives

The LFP cites in particular the throwing of objects during Montpellier-OM on August 8 and Rennes-Nantes on August 22, as well as clashes between supporters outside the stadium on the sidelines of OM-Bordeaux, Brest-Rennes or even Lens-Saint- Etienne.

"More than ever, coordination between our various actions is decisive, with particular care to be taken on legal responses. It is indeed essential that troublemakers be sanctioned significantly and this requires joint action by clubs, bodies, etc. local and national public authorities, but also and above all justice, "said Vincent Labrune.

After the incidents that led to the interruption of the Ligue 1 match in Nice on Sunday evening (throwing bottles, invasion of the field, fights and incidents between supporters, players and team management staff ...), the parquet floor of Nice has opened several investigations and a man suspected of having beaten an OM player has been taken into police custody.

Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. in Paris, the two clubs are summoned before the Disciplinary Commission of the League, responsible for taking disciplinary sanctions against Nice, for the behavior of its supporters, and possibly of certain players in this match (players , management, managers).

It will also have to decide the fate of the meeting (score maintained at 1-0 for Nice, match to be replayed, defeat on the green carpet ...).

In this type of incident, the Disciplinary Commission generally puts the case under investigation but it can, without delay, take precautionary measures such as suspensions.

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