The Disciplinary Committee of the Professional Football League heavily sanctioned Dimitri Payet, Wednesday evening, for his bloodshed during Lens-OM.
The shock of the 34e Ligue 1 day between RC Lens and OM, on May 6 at Bollaert, will have definitely cost the Marseillais dearly. In addition to the three points conceded to their rivals in the race for second place in the standings, the Olympians see a posteriori their master to play become a luxury joker sanctioned by the Professional Football League (LFP) for his bloodshed against the Artésiens.
During a scuffle when he had not yet entered the game, the captain of OM that evening was guilty of a slap against Yannick Cahuzac, assistant coach of Franck Haise at the Sang et Or. A gesture captured by the images of Prime Video and broadcast cold. For a file opened without an arbitration report by the Disciplinary Committee.
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This Wednesday, ten days after the events, the latter delivered its verdict, inflicting three matches of suspension on the Reunionese, plus two suspended matches. The season of the person concerned is not over, however, since the sentence takes effect from Tuesday, May 23. Dimitri Payet, scorer in the last two outings of the Phocaeans, against Lens and Angers, will therefore be at the disposal of Igor Tudor for the trip from OM to Lille next Saturday. It will then be the end of his season.
Note that Yannick Cahuzac for his part received a closed match plus a suspended sentence. As for the other suspensions pronounced this Wednesday evening, consecutively to the 35e lifting of Ligue 1, the Lensois Kevin Danso takes a firm match; the Parisian Achraf Hakimi two matches. Same thing for the Ajaccien Thomas Mangani.