Foot – OM
Very marked by the events which took place on Sunday evening during the meeting between OGC Nice and OM, Steve Mandanda delivered his version of the facts. And the Marseille captain castigates opposing supporters more than ever …
The images are still very much in people’s minds this Monday, and the file has not finished to spill a lot of ink: during the championship meeting between theOGC Nice and theOM Sunday night, Dimitri Payet received a projectile from a platform of the Nice supporters, and the French international, in anger, retaliated. A gesture of mood which then provoked an invasion of the lawn and a general fight in which mingled players, supporters and members of the two staffs. Steve mandanda, the captain of theOM, speaks on the official website of his club and delivers his version of the facts.
“We are clearly shocked”
“ We are very clearly shocked, shocked by what happened. It is for us something unacceptable that the supporters can enter the field like that. (…) What did I say to the delegate? Quite simply that for us, as players, our security was not there (…) The referees agreed with us to interrupt the match because they too felt that the security was not there. But the delegate told us that in relation to the discussion with the préfet and the police services, they felt that it was possible. But as I told them, “you have not experienced what we have experienced in the field …” », Says Steve Mandanda, visibly marked by these events.
Longoria has the support of the referees
Sunday evening, at the microphone of RMC Sport, the president ofOM Pablo Longoria had also indicated that the referee of the meeting had given him his support by criticizing the organization of theOGC Nice : ” The referee was with us, he confirmed to Jorge Sampaoli and me that safety was not guaranteed. His decision was to stop the match. The League has decided, for a matter of public order, to resume the match. This is not acceptable for us, that’s why we decided not to resume the match and to return to Marseille tonight. “. To be continued in the next episode…