Following the on-pitch brawl between Marseille, Nice, and fans, Matteo Guendouzi’s injuries have been questioned by the chairman of Nice.
Matteo Guendouzi and William Saliba were both involved when a brawl sparked at Marseille’s game against Nice at the weekend.
After a bottle was thrown at Dimitri Payet by Nice fans, he threw it back into the crowd. That kicked it all off with Gunedouzi clearly seen, bopping around, seemingly very keen to get himself involved in the action, somehow.
Crazy scenes in Ligue 1 😱
Dimitri Payet was hit by a missile thrown from the crowd, and when he threw it back it all kicked off…
The match was suspended as chaos descended on the pitch, with the managers even getting involved! pic.twitter.com/Skk7VoLoIa
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 22, 2021
After the game, Guendouzi posted a picture of himself in the dressing room with red marks around his neck:
The chairman of Nice, Jean-Pierre Rivère, however, does not believe that Guendouzi’s marks were caused by Nice fans, as has ben implied.
Accusing Guendouzi of provoking the Nice fans with words and gestures, Rivère added, “But apart from the photo we see everywhere (a supporter has been arrested for attacking Payet, see image below), there was no violence on OM players.
“By the way, Guendouzi, with supporting images [we have], has no traces on his neck when he is on the pitch.”
Rivère then said that a Marseille fitness coach punched a fan for no reason before a Marseille security guard punched 22yo Justin Kluivert twice.
But no Nice fans were violent.
The marks around Guendouzi’s neck indicate that something certainly seems to have happened, although what that is, is hard to say. No doubt CCTV will energe over the course of the investigation into the whole sorry affair.