According to RMC Sport, Marseille are exploring legal options that would temporarily lift Dimitri Payet’s suspension and allow him to play in the last two matches of the Ligue 1 season. Payet had received a three-game suspension for a slap on the Lens assistant manager, with two additional games reprieved, which began on Tuesday and effectively ended his season.
However, OM may use a legal manoeuvre by approaching the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) to challenge the suspension imposed by the Disciplinary Committee of the Professional Football League (LFP). This approach would aim to suspend the sanction immediately, while the CNOSF appoints a conciliator to review the case. OM may launch this appeal just before their upcoming match against Brest to ensure the suspension is lifted in time.
Alternatively, they could turn to the appeal committee of the French Football Federation (FFF), although this option is less likely due to the committee’s stricter reputation. Payet’s last appearance was in the 3-1 win against Angers on May 14 and missed the recent match against Lille. It is still unclear where the former French international will become the start of the new season – if he does not hang up his boots before then.
GFFN | Tony DesRois