Nice-Marseille match abandoned after bottles thrown, pitch invasion and mass brawl

Prosecutors in Nice have begun an investigation into the chaotic and violent scenes at Sunday night’s clash between Nice and Olympique de Marseille (OM) that led to the match being abandoned. “An investigation is underway, but no-one is in custody” at this stage, the public prosecutor’s office said. The French Ligue 1 match was abandoned an hour and a half after supporters invaded the pitch following an incident that ignited the match: yet another plastic bottle thrown at Dimitri Payet, which the player threw back into the crowd. Nice were leading…

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