Thugs hit Payet on head with full bottle of water as game KO’d after 4 mins

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LIGUE 1 descended into chaos again as Dimitri Pete was hit on the head by a full bottle of water thrown from the stands after Lyon vs Marseille was abandoned.

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Payette, 34, went on to take a corner for Marseille in just four minutes into Sunday night’s clash.

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Dimitri Pete was hit with a water bottle in the Marseille clash in Lyoncredit: AFP
the bottle held him by the side of the face

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the bottle held him by the side of the facecredit: AFP
He fell to the ground in shock and pain from the corner of the pitch

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He fell to the ground in shock and pain from the corner of the pitchcredit: Reuters
Referees took players in as Payette kept ice on his face

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Referees took players in as Payette kept ice on his facecredit: Reuters

But just as he was preparing to kick, a thug at the end of the house threw a plastic bottle that hit the former West Ham man in the cheek.

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A stunned Payette took a few steps before falling to the ground holding her face.

Marseille players rushed to the rescue of their teammates, while Lyon stars begged their own fans to stop.

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Referee Rudy Bouche stopped play and eventually pulled both teams back into the tunnel as Marseille boss Jorge Sampaoli protested angrily with the officials.

Payette stayed for about four minutes, with the medical staff turning to the 38-cap France international.

The Lyon aces also built a protective wall around the opponent’s payt to prevent further damage.

Thankfully, the playmaker didn’t need the stretcher he brought.

He was able to get off the pitch awkwardly, pressing a bag of ice against his face in an effort to reduce any swelling.

The match, which began at 7.45 pm UK time, was postponed for an hour and a half, before Lyon again tweeted pictures of their players warming up.

But two hours after the incident, he again took to social media to confirm that the game would not resume.

Shocking scenes have become all too common in French football since fans returned to the stadium – Marseille has a lot of trouble.

Before the international break, Lionel Messi was stopped from attacking the pitch by a fan, while the clash against PSG was suspended when Neymar needed riot police protection after being targeted by missiles.

Elsewhere, Marseille’s Champions League match against Galatasaray was sparked by rival fans raging at each other.

Les Fossens’ 0–0 draw with Angers was also not without trouble as goons overwhelmed security and stormed the pitch to face home fans.

And in August, Nice fans threw another bottle at Payette before a massive brawl broke out between supporters, players and staff.

Marseille physio Pablo Fernandez was banned for nine months after slamming a pitch attacker to the ground amid havoc.

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Medical staff treat former West Ham ace on the side of the pitch

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Medical staff treat former West Ham ace on the side of the pitchcredit: getty
Uproar among players from both sides in the latest French Football Fair

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Uproar among players from both sides in the latest French Football Faircredit: AFP
Lyon are going to have trouble with Ligue 1 officials

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Lyon are going to have trouble with Ligue 1 officialscredit: AP
The home side confirmed that the match was called off two hours after the incident.

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The home side confirmed that the match was called off two hours after the incident.credit: Reuters

Nice fans storm the pitch to attack Marseille players during clash

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