The Ultras NiÃ§ois take the floor. In the aftermath of the incidents which led to the stop of the meeting between Nice and OM, the group of supporters of the Populaire Sud, the forum where the incidents took place, spoke © in a press release posted on Facebook. “Following the events of Nice-OM, the Populaire Sud wishes to clarify things. We strongly condemn the throwing of projectiles as well as the invasion of the field. In the future, any member of the group whose behavior could be detrimental to the group and the club will be excluded For information, following discussions with the club, the need to lay an anti- projectiles was once again mentioned, as from the start we are not opposed to it. “
While the various actors begin to speak after these regrettable incidents, in particular Steve Mandanda and Jorge Sampaoli, the two clubs prepare their defense before their hearing before the Disciplinary Commission of the LFP, previously seen this Wednesday. While Nice risks big, Jean-Pierre RivÃ¨re recalled that the first blow struck by an assistant of Sampaoli started the hostilities. The president of the Gym also regrets the attitude of his Marseille counterpart Pablo Longoria.
For its part, OM are highlighting the initial decision of BenoÃ®t Bastien, the referee of the meeting, not to resume. The refereeing body reportedly notified its reluctance to continue the match due to the lack of security guarantees. For the moment, the outcome of the match is not yet confirmed. The LFP will have to decide on this point.