The action just started simmering between Lyon vs Marseilles when Payet got hit with a bottle taking a corner just five minutes into the game. Payet laid on the ground clutching his head due to the hit and players were taken off to avoid further violence. After two hours of wait, the Marseilles team didn’t come back in the game and the refs decided to call off the match. This is the second time this season that Payet has been hit in the head. This season French football has seen a large amount of violence.
Our players followed Mr Buquet's orders by returning to warm up. Then the referee changed his mind so they returned to the locker room. They wisely waited for the decision and acceded to it.
Jean-Michel Aulas, CEO, Lyon