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Watch ugly scenes at Nice-Marseille match after player throws bottle back into crowd

The French Ligue 1 match between Nice and Marseille was abandoned last night after home fans invaded the pitch and confronted Marseille’s Dimitri Payet, sparking a brawl among players and spectators.

Marseille players refused to restart after the chaotic and violent scenes, ignited when Payet threw back into the stand a plastic bottle which had been hurled at him.

The disturbances erupted at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in the 75th minute after the former West Ham United winger, who had been targeted by bottles every time he took a corner, decided to retaliate.

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