If he intends to assume his share of responsibility in the incidents that punctuated the end of the match between Nice and Olympique de Marseille, Sunday, Jean-Pierre Rivère, the president of Nice, took advantage of an interview with L’Equipe to charge the Marseillais.
His remarks made hot, Sunday, while theOlympic Marseille had refused to resume the meeting had not failed to create some indignation. Rather than condemn the actions of the Nice supporters, Jean-Pierre Rivère had preferred to point the finger at the attitude of the Marseille players, clearly suggesting that they were the first responsible for the invasion of the lawn. After viewing the footage of the incidents, the president of theOGC Nice He seems to have revised his position somewhat. “Throwing bottles is inadmissible”, he confided in an interview with The team, adding: “We assume our responsibility. The jets of bottles are at the origin of the overflows. “
However, the leader of the Riviera did not fail to put a layer back on the behavior of the Marseillais, being more precise in these accusations. “Two players, Alvaro and Guendouzi came to provoke the supporters. By fingers of honor and words “, he confided, specifying: “Alvaro took a ball and sent a missile into the stands, while our players were trying to talk him out of it. “ And the two players mentioned would not be the only ones at fault. “There, at the same time, there are two supporters behind the goal line, not vindictive. At this moment, the physical trainer of the OM net a knockout to one of them. He dries it. Indeed, after that, there is overflow “, he added.
It’s not acceptable
And the Nice supporters would not have been the only ones to have been hit. “The supporters are put back in the stands. Alvaro continues to finger. Sampaoli is out of control. And there, a member of the security of the OM advance on Justin Kluivert. He punches him twice. How do we accept that a physical trainer hits a supporter and a member of security hits one of our players? “, continued Jean-Pierre Rivère, astonished on the other hand at the traces that appeared on Matteo Guendouzi’s neck in the locker room: “By the way, Guendouzi, with supporting images, has no marks on his neck when he is on the lawn. “
But it wasn’t just on the lawn that the tension was present. It was the same in the presidential platform where, according to the President of Nice, his Marseille counterpart would have lost his nerves. “We were taken to task quite violently, he regretted. I’m talking about my family, who were next to me. By the president of Marseille, and the director of communication (Jacques Cardoze). They had words that were more than inappropriate. When things take a bad turn and a club president turns to my wife with very, very limiting gestures… As the only excuse, he found me the fact that my wife put her hand on his arm to calm him down . There, sincerely, it is not acceptable and it is indeed gone a little through. “
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