French Soccer Game Abandoned After Player Hit With Water Bottle

The Ligue 1 game between Lyon and Marseille was abandoned shortly after kickoff on Sunday, November 21, after Marseille player Dimitri Payet was hit over the head by a water bottle thrown from the crowd. Four arrests were made, L’Equipe reported.

Video tweeted by PiedsCarres shows Payet being struck by the bottle as he was preparing to take a corner.

Marseille’s game at Nice in August was abandoned after a similar incident. Payet was also hit on that occasion, and threw a bottle back into the crowd, causing fans to storm the pitch. Credit: @PiedsCarres via Storyful

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