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Marseille to press charges after Dimitri Payet hit by bottle during Lyon game

RMC Sport report that Marseille are set to press charges against a person unknown after Dimitri Payet was struck by a waterbottle during last night’s match against Lyon, leading to the fixture being called off.

The individual who had thrown the projectile was eventually apprehended by security and later placed in police custody. 

Dimitri Payet, described by his president Pablo Longoria as “psychologically affected”, did not attend OM training today. The midfielder will now see a specialist to evaluate the mental and physical effects of the incident.

The Bad Gones, the principal Lyon supporters’ group, have released a statement condemning the bottle-throwing, and indicated that the individual was not part of their ranks, nor was he a season ticket holder. They ended their statement by pointing out that they would continue to collaborate with Lyon to prevent such cases happening in the future.

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