After several days of waiting, the LFP has ruled on the incidents of Olympico OL-OM. And the sanctions against Olympique Lyonnais have just fallen.
On November 21, on the lawn of Groupama Stadium, the ball only circulated for a few minutes. On the first corner of this Olympico, Dimitri Payet received a bottle in the face. Behind, everyone returned to the locker room and the meeting never resumed, despite several hours of waiting. The next day, the Disciplinary Commission of the LFP unveiled the first sanctions against the Rhone club with “a total closed session of Groupama Stadium” as a precaution.
But almost two and a half weeks after the incidents, the Professional Football League was once again looking into this abandoned match. A new Disciplinary Commission was held this Wednesday, with representatives of Gones but no Marseillais, the League explaining that OM was not implicated. And after several hours of exchanges and debates, the sanctions have just fallen.
So, obviously, it was Olympique Lyonnais who was sanctioned. The Rhone residents suffered a withdrawal of one point as well as two behind closed doors, the first having been purged, the second being for this match which will therefore be replayed at Groupama Stadium. Now both parties can appeal to the French Football Federation.
It also remains to be seen how OM will take these sanctions, after the exit of Jacques Cardoze. ” No OM leader has been invited to speak to this Disciplinary Commission. We have not received any summons, we believe that this Commission is illegitimate today, that it is a travesty of justice. The facts we are talking about are extremely serious, a match had never been stopped in the 4th minute of play, and now one of the two parties is not even invited to be able to express themselves and bring the contradiction. “, He had declared. The sequel promises to be epic.