The disciplinary committee of the LFP (the agency that manages and operates professional matches in French football) officially issued a heavy fine to the home team Montpellier after the incident of allowing spectators to throw flares onto the field, causing the players to Mory Diaw was stunned and could not continue playing.
Accordingly, although the home team is sure to win with a score of 4-2, the match between Montpellier and Lorient will be replayed in a stadium without fans. Michel Der Zakarian and his team also had 2 points deducted (1 point suspended) on the Ligue 1 rankings.
In the LFP’s latest announcement, the Étang de Thau stand will also be temporarily closed for the next two rounds in Ligue 1. It was from here that the firecracker that fell at Mory Diaw’s feet was thrown. These sanctions take effect immediately.
The match between the two clubs on October 8 was dramatic with 6 goals scored. At minute 90+1′, a flare from the stands aimed straight at the away team’s goalkeeper Mory Diaw, causing him to be stunned. The referee immediately stopped the match so the medical team could promptly intervene.
Huy Truong | 04:33 October 26, 2023