He had come down on the lawn to attack the star of OM.
Tony C., the Nice supporter who came to kick Dimitri Payet during the incidents of the Ligue 1 match between Nice and OM on August 22, went to court on Wednesday at the Nice Criminal Court.
The public prosecutor requested a year of imprisonment, including six months firm and a five-year stadium ban, reports Nice Matin.
Already fined in 2019 for contempt and rebellion against the gendarmes at the entrance to the stadium, the ultra-Riviera tried to defend his case at the bar.
“I realized in the stand, when I returned, that I did anything, he explained according to comments reported by RMC.
I would like to apologize to the children, the families who were at the stadium or watching TV.
This gesture has nothing to do on a football field.
Deliberated on September 30
But Tony, whose photo showing him attacking the Marseille attacking midfielder, guilty in his eyes of having returned to the stands a bottle thrown on his back, also stressed that "for several years, Dimitri Payet has been provocative by his actions and his words ”.
The lawyer for the Professional Football League (LFP), civil party, asked for 800 euros for the facts and a symbolic euro for moral damage.
The representative of OM and the player requested the same amount for moral damage but 2000 euros for the facts.
The deliberation will be known on September 30.
Tony C risks a maximum of three years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros.
The meeting between the two clubs, interrupted by these incidents, will be redisputed on October 27.