After the canceled Mediterranean derby between OGC Nice and Olympique Marseille, the next duel between the French first division football team Nice against Girondins Bordeaux will take place in camera. The French league association LFP announced on Wednesday evening. The game will kick off on Saturday (5:00 p.m.), the decision to exclude fans is a precautionary measure. In addition, Marseille fitness trainer Pablo Fernandez has been banned for the time being. The investigation into the incident in Nice last Sunday should be completed by September 8, the league association said.

On Sunday evening, supporters of Nice had repeatedly thrown objects onto the field.

About a quarter of an hour before the end with the score of 1-0 for Nice, Marseille playmaker Dimitri Payet was hit in the back by a plastic bottle in front of a corner kick and went to the ground.

Shortly afterwards, furious, he threw several plastic bottles back towards the fan stand, while other teammates rush to his side.

Scuffle between fans

Then dozens of Nice supporters stormed onto the field, there was scuffle between fans and players from both clubs.

When the game was about to resume after a hiatus of about an hour, the Marseille players refused to go back onto the pitch.

The game was canceled.

The Prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes Region, Bernard Gonzalez, had previously announced measures to prevent future riots. The south stand in the Nice stadium, where the tumult started on Sunday evening, will be closed for the next four home games. In addition, the grandstand should be equipped with a net to ward off projectiles as soon as possible. In addition, stadium bans are to be issued against those involved in the riots as soon as the police have identified them. A better protection of the guest gallery is also being investigated in order to prevent objects being thrown and aggression.

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