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Lyon vs Marseille abandoned after Dimitri Payet hit on the head with bottle

Dimitri Payet left the field with an ice pack on his head after being struck with a water bottle on Sunday night (Picture: Getty Images)

The Ligue 1 clash between Lyon and Marseille on Sunday night was suspended, and later abandoned, after Dimitri Payet was struck with a water bottle thrown from the crowd.

The former West Ham player was attempting to take a corner when he was hit on the head with the missile from the crowd, falling to the floor before leaving the pitch holding an ice pack on his head.

The referee ushered both teams off the pitch as a result, with the players returning to their dressing rooms.

The incident occurred less than five minutes into the game, which was then temporarily suspended as the officials dealt with it.

The Lyon team eventually returned to the pitch, but the Marseille players did not and the match was eventually abandoned after an extremely lengthy delay, with almost no fans left in the stadium.

Payet was hit with the projectile while going to take a corner (Picture: Getty Images)

Incredibly, Payet was hit by a bottle during a Ligue 1 game between Marseille and Nice in August as well, with the game abandoned.

Payet’s reaction to that attack caused a pitch invasion at the Allianz Riviera, leading to Nice being docked two points, one of which was suspended.

Payet was floored by the bottle at the Groupama stadium (Picture: Getty Images)


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