It is indeed a sanction which is worth to Dimitri Payet not to appear in the Marseille group for the trip to Lille this Saturday. Explanations.
Stupor in Marseille, where the local icon was suspended by his own coach. While the Disciplinary Committee of the Professional Football League had imposed on Dimitri Payet at the beginning of the week five suspension matches, including three firm, for his altercation at Bollaert with the assistant coach of RC Lens Yannick Cahuzac – sentence effective from Tuesday, May 23 – Igor Tudor has decided to deprive the Reunionese of traveling to Lille this Saturday.
The OM leader like the Portuguese side Nuno Tavares do not appear in the Marseille group expected on the lawn of the Dogues in the evening, for a crucial match in the race for second place synonymous with direct qualification for the next edition of the Champions League. The reason for this huge surprise: a punishment wanted by the Croatian coach of the Olympians, unhappy with the investment of the two men during the session observed at the Commandery on Friday.
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Annoyed at not being part of the starting team during the traditional set-up, Payet and Tavares were reprimanded by Tudor for their nonchalance, before being simply excluded from training while they persisted in their behavior , reports Le Phocéen. As for the Lusitanian side, loaned by Arsenal this season, the sanction is anecdotal. For the emblematic captain of Sky and White, on the other hand, it turns out to be fraught with consequences. While the question of his future arises, Dimitri Payet could well have played the last match of his career last week against Angers…