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Date TimeAugust 29, 2019
VoicePatrick Vieira and André Villas-Boas spoke after the French Ligue 1 game between Nice and Marseille, the two sides they manage, was halted for several minutes on Wednesday after fans unfurled banners with homophobic messages.
Managers react to Nice v Marseille being suspended because of homophobic banners – video
One banner referred to Tuesday’s takeover of Nice by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe.
The banner displayed a play on words referring to the fact Ratcliffe also owns the Team Ineos cycling and using the term “pédale”, which in French means “to pedal” in cycling, but is also a derogatory term used to define gay people.
Referee Clément Turpin interrupted the game midway through the first half – and play resumed about 10 minutes later. Marseille eventually won 2-1.Nice’s match with Marseille suspended after fans display homophobic banners

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