He acted without thinking about the consequences. Intoxicated by the atmosphere and blinded by anger. This is in any case what Tony C. explained during his hearing with the investigators of the Alpes-Maritimes departmental security on August 24. Two days earlier, this supporter of OGC Nice, a subscriber to the Populaire Sud tribune, had entered the lawn of the Allianz Riviera to take issue with him. To Dimitri Payet. At the heart of the incidents which led to the interruption of the match between Nice and OM (the meeting has been rescheduled for October 27 in a still unknown location) .
A month later, the 28-year-old man will be tried this Wednesday for his behavior, as indicated by 20 Minutes. Unknown to the police, he risks up to three years imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 euros for his intrusion on the ground and the “willful violence in a meeting” of which he is suspected. Since that stormy evening, Tony C. has been placed under judicial control. Banned from the stadium, he had to check in twice a week at the Mandelieu-la-Napoule police station, where he resides and works as an order picker.
“It’s unfortunate, I’m the first heart of what I’ve done. This is the biggest bullshit of my life. I regret that. ???? happened, he explained during his hearing last month, according to an excerpt from the minutes disclosed by the team. I wanted to ask explanations, but not necessarily in violence (â ?? ¦) Once on the pitch, I saw three Marseille players arrive in front of me, Payet, Gerson and Kamara. I put my foot down to push them back and then I escaped straight away I didn’t mean to hurt A player from Nice pushed me away I realized it was bullshit I hit © Gerson, I’m sure. He was in front of Payet and I hit him with my foot. But I didn’t mean to hit anyone. That’s a bad reflex. I realized immediately. I went back to the stand, I didn’t want it to go any further, but I knew I had done something stupid. “