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Lyon to play behind closed doors until Marseille match investigation

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The disciplinary commission of the French League revealed that Lyon must play their matches behind closed doors until the Marseille investigation has been completed. The match was called off two hours after Dmitri Payet was hit with a bottle thrown from the stands of the Groupama stadium. The referee sent the players to the dressing room after Payet fell to the ground. Marseille said that they will be pressing charges following the incident.

“They have to come to an agreement, this kind of problem is for the League to solve,” French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu said after the violence in the match between Lyon and Marseille. “Everyone must understand that it’s the survival of French soccer that’s at stake. We can’t allow that a broadcaster, who has bought rights, must keep the conversation moving for more than an hour like they did last night when we don’t know if the match is going to continue, it’s a world where millions of euros are at stake. We’ve helped the soccer world during the health crisis to allow the return of fans in the stadiums, we can’t allow things like that to happen.”

The Ligue 1 has been marred with fan violence this season. Nice had two points deducted following serious incidents.

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