They will not challenge the verdict. The Nice club announced on Friday that it would not appeal the decisions taken by the disciplinary committee of the Professional Football League (LFP) concerning its match against OM on August 22. The latter estimated Wednesday evening that the meeting, interrupted by the interruption of Nice supporters on the lawn of the Allianz Riviera, had to be replayed on neutral ground and behind closed doors, and decided to withdraw a point – plus another with reprieve – at the Riviera club. The latter was also ordered to play three games behind closed doors.
“The disciplinary committee gave its verdict and it was clear to us that there was no question of appealing this decision. The commission has done its work, in depth, in detail, underlines the President of Nice, Jean-Pierre Rivère, in comments reported by RMC. She analyzed everything and made her decisions without all the media pressure. “” We wondered if, from an ethical and moral point of view, in view of what happened, it was a good signal to appeal as a leader, continues the director of football, Julien Fournier. We agreed with the owners that it was probably not the right choice to appeal. Marseille will perhaps do it and that is up to them. “
OM must decide in the coming days
OM has indeed announced, through the voice of its communications director Jacques Cardoze, that it plans to challenge this decision before the higher appeal committee of the French Football Federation (FFF). The Marseille club is awaiting the details of the judgment of the League’s disciplinary committee to make a decision, probably early next week.
Marseille believes that he should have won the match on the green carpet and did not appreciate the sanctions taken against Dimitri Payet and Alvaro Gonzalez, respectively suspended for a suspended match and for two firm matches. The first had returned to the stands a bottle thrown in his back by the Nice public, where the second had sent a balloon towards the supporters of the Riviera.