Lyon vs Marseille suspended after Dimitri Payet hit on the head with water bottle | Football News

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The Ligue 1 game between Lyon and Marseille was halted on Sunday after Dimitri Payet was hit on the head by a water bottle thrown from the stands.

Marseille forward Payet fell to the ground in the fifth minute of the Ligue 1 match at Lyon’s Groupama Stadium, with both teams promptly sent to the dressing room by the match referee.

After receiving treatment, France international Payet left the pitch with an ice pack on his head.

The incident is the latest in a number of Ligue 1 matches marred by crowd trouble this season.

Nice were docked two points, one of them suspended, after serious incidents during their game against Marseille, whose players clashed with home fans who pelted them with missiles and stormed onto the pitch in August.

The match was rescheduled and replayed in October at a neutral location without fans.

The start of the second half of the northern derby between RC Lens and Lille in September was delayed by around half an hour after rival fans threw objects at each other before people ran onto the pitch, prompting riot police and stewards to intervene.

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