Marseillais Dimitri Payet was very marked by the aggression he suffered on Sunday in Lyon.
Sunday night in Ligue 1 was totally grotesque, with many controversial events and a lot of controversy that arose. And it is to forget almost everything that caused this chaos and the victim of the aggression, Dimitri Payet. The state of the Marseille attacking midfielder, who was the target of a bottle throw, has almost taken a back seat.
“Payet psychologically affected”
After the tension eased and calm returned, we luckily returned to what matters most. Namely the situation of the player. And this one, if it is not alarming, is still far from being totally reassuring. Jacques Cardoze, OM’s communications director, let it be known at the end of the evening that the Reunionese was still “shocked” because of what happened to him. “He spent long minutes lying in the locker room. It seems to me that he was hit in the temple, he was seen twice by the doctors this evening, ”he continued in an intervention at L’Equipe.
Words that echo those made by Pablo Longoria, the Marseille president, a few minutes earlier: “Dimitri is psychologically touched. I went into the locker room, it’s not normal. We have always condemned all types of violence. It affects psychologically and it affects everyone. The shock was a bit violent, Dimitri was very touched. “
Note also that after getting bogged down in inaudible explanations and clashing those who had tempted him to lie, Jean-Michel Aulas, the Lyon president, had the good idea to apologize to the Reunionese via twitter. “Olympique Lyonnais apologizes to Dimitri Payet and OM for this unacceptable aggression and wishes him a speedy recovery,” he wrote.