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Clermont Foot goalkeeper Mory Diaw stretchered off after firecracker explosion


Clermont Foot goalkeeper Mory Diaw stretchered off after firecracker explosion
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The Ligue 1 encounter between Montpellier and Clermont Foot on Sunday was marred by an incident that left the away side's goalkeeper, Mory Diaw, having to go off on a stretcher.


Montpellier were leading 4-2 in the game, with the fixtures closing in on getting wrapped up.


However, Diaw, who was preparing himself to take a goal-kick in injury time, was then hit by a firecracker, which was presumably thrown on the pitch by Montpellier's ultras. It then exploded at his feet.

The former Paris Saint-Germain youth product then collapsed to the ground, and was seemingly dazzled and appeared to be knocked out.


There was tension between the two sides and the home support, with Clermont Foot defender Neto Borges even being sent off after giving the middle finger to the fans at the Stade de la Mosson.

Diaw was stretchered off the pitch, and at the time of writing, his condition is yet to be known.


The away side's players left the pitch, and the Montpellier ones did the same just moments later, leaving referee Florent Batta no choice but to suspend the game. Minutes later, Montpellier's safety delegate abandoned the game.


Montpellier were set to bag a crucial set of three points in a heated encounter towards the bottom of the table, yet it now remains to be seen what action will be taken against the home side.

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