League 1: Six months in jail for Payet’s attacker

The 32-year-old man threw a bottle at the Marseille player. For five years he will not be able to go to the Lyon stadium.

Payet, as soon as he was hit by a bottle in Lyon.AFP
  • France A bottle hit on Payet causes the suspension of Lyon-Marseille

The attacker of the Olympique de Marseille player Dimitri payet, who threw a bottle at him at the Lyon stadium on Sunday, was sentenced this Tuesday to six months in prison exempt from compliance and a ban on going to the Olympique de Lyon field for five years.

The 32-year-old man appeared before the Lyon Correctional Court and was also required to register at the police station on match days. At the hearing, according to the BFMTV channel on its website, apologized for what happened, indicated that he had not intended to hit the player and indicated that he had been carried away by “the euphoria of the moment”.

His lawyer was satisfied that he had been released from prison firmly and pointed out that it would have been a disproportionate sanction. The lawyer saw instead legitimate that he was prohibited from entering the field for five years: “He had unsportsmanlike behavior that must be vetoed. He knew it and accepts it.”

Convicted of fraud

The aggressor was sentenced in the past for fraud to four months exempt from compliance and has a debt of about 25,000 eurosTherefore, according to his lawyer, even if he wanted to “indemnify everyone”, he is not in a position to do so. The attack led to the suspension of the match and has increased outrage in French football in a season plagued with incidents.

The French Government announced on Tuesday that it contemplates changes in sports regulations to improve safety in football stadiums and the Minister of the Interior, Grald Darmanin, indicated at the end of a meeting on the matter that in 15 days they will present concrete proposals.

Among them, it is studied how to improve access control to fields or how to speed up the decision process to interrupt a match when there is an altercation.

Reference from elmundo