Olympico: OL should be spared

The Disciplinary Commission of the LFP must deliver its verdict on Wednesday regarding the fate of Olympico interrupted on November 21. OL should be relatively spared.

A 0-3 loss on the green carpet? A firm withdrawal of points? A heavy fine? A priori, none of this should appear in the expected sentence of the Disciplinary Commission, this Wednesday, after investigation of the famous Olympico case arrested on November 21 after only four minutes of play at Groupama Stadium. This, due to a jet from a bottle hitting head-on the Marseillais Dimitri Payet.

Since then the troublemaker, immediately apprehended, has been tried, receiving a six-month suspended prison sentence with a five-year stadium ban. It remains to know the fate of the match and the nature of any sanctions pronounced against the Gones. According to RMC, these cannot be too heavy: “ The League notes that this case is separate and that it is indeed an isolated act. The body also noticed that after this meeting, OL quickly did what was necessary, notably by announcing the installation of protective nets at Groupama Stadium.

The prefect still charges the arbitrator

If it is not excluded that OL record a new home match behind closed doors – after the reception of Reims on the 1er last December – a hypothetical withdrawal of point will certainly be punished with a reprieve, like the verdict pronounced against the Phocéens for the excesses observed in Angers on September 22. The meeting should also be given to replay, potentially on neutral ground. A facility already retained after the serious incidents of Nice-OM on August 22.

The probability of this option is all the greater since a report co-written by the prefecture of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and the Departmental Directorate of Public Security (DDSP) was sent to the Professional Football League to highlight the procrastination of referee Ruddy Buquet on the evening of the incident. The prefect and the DDSP indicate that the refereeing body and the members of the League present in Lyon that day favored the resumption of debates before turning around. The thesis all in all defended from the beginning by President Aulas.

Also read:What OL really riskThe verdict is in for Payet’s assailantAulas’ big pushOL-OM: Payet filed a complaintThe sanction falls for OL‘Shame’, ‘Shabby’: the French press says its disgustOM gives news of PayetBuquet: ‘My decision was not to resume’

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