Foot – OM
OM’s communications director, Jacques Cardoze did not fail to openly criticize the management of OGC Nice on Sunday evening.
Sunday evening, theAllianz Riviera witnessed unbearable scenes. The Nice supporters have effectively invaded the lawn after Dimitri Payet, hit in the back by a bottle from the stands, returned this bottle to the kop. A general fight followed then the suspension of the final match, theOM having refused to return to the pitch to resume the match. A decision perfectly assumed by Jacques Cardoze, communication director of theOM, which points to the security measures put in place by theOGC Nice.
“Until when can we accept this?”
” The safety of our players has not been guaranteed. In this stadium, there are no safety nets. Was there a sufficient number of stewards, police officers … ‘Until when can we accept that? We also note that on Dolberg’s goal, he can easily get in touch with the supporters. We are told the match should have resumed because there was an alleged threat to public order. The proof: we did not resume this match, nothing happened afterwards. On the other hand, what would have happened in this electric, detestable atmosphere for our players who were molested? What would have happened if Mr. Bastien had had to assess a litigation action? In what atmosphere would we have switched? Obviously, they were in danger. Our feeling is that this was not acceptable and that a precedent had to be set. We cannot accept violence on the ground. The referee agreed with us. He courageously opposed the delegate’s request to resume this match », He confides at the microphone of France Info.