Six months in prison were required, the author of the bottle spray on the Marseillais Dimitri Payet, Sunday evening in Lyon, finally received a six-month suspended sentence.
Wilfried S., 32, employee of a cleaning company in Vaulx-en-Velin and supporter of OL “ for twenty years », Appeared this Tuesday in front of the 14e chamber of the criminal court of Lyon. Guilty of the deplorable gesture that put an end to the shock of the 14e L1 day between Lyon and Marseille Sunday evening at Groupama Stadium – a bottle spray sent to the very head of Dimitri Payet – the person concerned was sentenced to six months suspended prison sentence.
A judgment with a two-year probationary period, and a five-year stadium ban, which is reminiscent of the one who hit the Nice supporter who descended on the lawn of the Allianz Riviera on August 22. to do battle with the same Payet. At the end of September, the latter was then sentenced to a 12-month suspended prison sentence, plus a five-year stadium ban. The Rhone being also condemned to pay one symbolic euro to Dimitri Payet, one euro to OM and one euro to the Professional Football League (LFP) for the damages suffered.
Six months firm was required
In her indictment, the prosecutor called for a firm sentence of six months. ” The facts are serious, the consequences are serious for the player, all the actors and the image of the sport », Says the person concerned. An indictment which had provoked the anger of the defendant’s lawyer. ” You are on commissioned service by requesting these six months firm. The victim has no ITT, and you are asking six months? […] I don’t want to minimize it, but this violence has always been present in football. This is nothing new. We no longer know what to do to avoid this. This does not exonerate my client but the sentence requested is gross. […] He had a stupid reflex, I admit. A bottle is lying around, he picks it up, and unfortunately it hits Monsieur Payet in the head. But put him in the hole? Without access to reprieve? It makes you dizzy. A plea clearly heard.