Fan who launched a bottle at Dimitri Payet’s head sentenced to a suspended 6-MONTH jail term

Football fan who launched a bottle at Dimitri Payet’s head has been sentenced to a suspended 6-MONTH jail term and could be banned from the Groupama Stadium for FIVE years

The football fan who threw a bottle at Dimitri Payet’s head during the Ligue 1 clash between Lyon and Olympique Marseille on Sunday has been sentenced to a suspended 6-month jail term.

The former West Ham midfielder – who was about to take a corner kick in front of the home fans at the Groupama Stadium – was struck in the head by a bottle thrown from the stands just four minutes into the game. 

The guilty culprit could also be banned from the Groupama Stadium for five years after visibly hurting the 34-year-old.  

The fan who threw a bottle at Dimitri Payet’s head during the Ligue 1 clash between Lyon and Olympique Marseille on Sunday has been sentenced to a suspended 6-month jail term 

The incident took place when Payet was about to take a corner kick in front of the home fans at the Groupama Stadium on Sunday. 

A fan situated in the stands behind Payet launched the bottle towards the former West Ham midfielder and hit him in the head.

Payet immediately appeared hurt, clutching his head in his hands and taking a few gingerly steps, before falling onto the turf. 

The surrounding Marseille players immediately rushed over to attend to the France international, while Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes remonstrated with the home fans.

Payet - who was about to take a corner kick in front of the home fans at the Groupama Stadium - was struck in the head by a bottle thrown from the stands just four minutes into the game

Payet – who was about to take a corner kick in front of the home fans at the Groupama Stadium – was struck in the head by a bottle thrown from the stands just four minutes into the game

The guilty culprit could also be banned from the Groupama Stadium (above) for five years

The guilty culprit could also be banned from the Groupama Stadium (above) for five years 

The game was initially suspended by referee Ruddy Buquet while Payet received medical attention from the club’s staff. 

However, Buquet decided to abandon the match altogether after a suspension of almost two hours. 

Now, according to Agence France-Presse, the guilty culprit has been sentenced to a suspended 6-month jail term and could be banned from the Groupama Stadium for five years.

The incident marks the second the 34-year-old has been hit by missile launched from the stands this season. 

In August, Payet was struck by a projectile towards the end of the second half of his team’s clash with fierce rivals Nice.

The game was initially suspended by referee Ruddy Buquet while Payet received medical attention from the club's staff

 The game was initially suspended by referee Ruddy Buquet while Payet received medical attention from the club’s staff

However, Buquet decided to abandon the match altogether after a suspension of almost two hours

 However, Buquet decided to abandon the match altogether after a suspension of almost two hours

He reacted angrily and had to be held back by some of his teammates, but still managed to throw the bottle back into the stands.

The gesture sparked an angry reaction from Nice fans, who breached the security cordon formed by the stewards and stepped onto the pitch to confront the former Hammers man.

As furious supporters stepped onto the pitch, the referee was forced to suspend the game, while Marseille players and staff stepped in to defend Payet and a fight broke out involving players and staff from both teams, fans and stewards. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *