Tuesday, November 23, 2021
In the Bayern jersey for negotiation
Suspended sentence for throwing a bottle from Lyon
The game between Lyon and Marseille will be canceled on Sunday. A bottle hits the player Payet. Politicians are making plans to increase security in the stadium. The perpetrator is quickly convicted. At the trial, he appears in the Bayern shirt.
Just two days after the bottle was thrown in Lyon, the perpetrator was sentenced to a six-month suspended prison sentence. The 32-year-old was also banned from entering the Olympique Lyon stadium for five years. In addition, the perpetrator has to pay one symbolic euro each to Olympique Marseille, the player Dimitri Payet and the French league for the damage caused. Prosecutor Beatrice Moure had asked for a six-month prison sentence without parole. At the trial, the defendant appeared in the jersey of the German record champions Bayern Munich, reports “RMC”.
The game against Olympique Marseille was canceled after just a few minutes on Sunday evening after a bottle was thrown at guest player Dimitri Payet. French football has been overshadowed by riots for several months.
Also on Tuesday, the French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced measures to improve security in the stadium. These are to be proposed in 15 days, the politician announced after a meeting with those responsible for national football. “We have agreed to work together in four areas,” emphasized Darmanin. This includes the topic of stadium bans and reactions to such incidents, stadium security and questions about the decision-making process regarding an abandonment of a match.
In addition, the new task force will deal with the aspect of private security, “as we have to improve control of stadium access,” said the interior minister. In addition to those responsible for French football, Darmanin also received Justice Minister Eric Dupont-Moretti and Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu at the meeting. According to Darmanin, the group will meet “in the same format” in 15 days to “make proposals to the prime minister and the governing bodies of football”.