The source of the incident is said to be Der Zakarian’s dissatisfaction with Mamadou Sakho’s training attitude. The former French international responded by mentioning his professional behavior in the past despite not being able to play regularly this season (he only played 6 minutes in Ligue 1).
Der Zakarian’s rather insulting responses were the spark that sparked the fight, causing Sakho to lose his temper. He grabbed the strategist born in 1963 by the collar before pushing him to the floor. The players and club staff had to pull both people away to prevent the situation from getting worse.
The 63-year-old coach called Mamadou Sakho a “crying child”. The French midfielder, in anger, pushed the Montpellier head coach to the floor, accidentally breaking Der Zakarian’s heirloom necklace, causing him to extremely angry.
This brawl was probably the last straw for Sakho. The former Liverpool player is entering the final year of his contract at Montpellier. The club were unable to sell him last summer. The 33-year-old midfielder could even be fired for serious misconduct.
Huy Truong | 13:22 October 25, 2023