Marseille Midfielder Giannelli Imbula Ejected From Flight After Dispute

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OM’s Franco-Congolese midfielder was forced to take another flight after disrupting the safety instructions.

Giannelli Imbula has marred Olympique Marseille’s 6-1 victory over Toulouse after being ejected from an Air France flight at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.

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The OM side were taking a flight to return to Marseille on Monday afternoon when Imbula created a scene, reported Le Parisien [via France Football].

The dynamic Congolese midfielder disrupted the security demonstration ahead of flight AF 7664’s departure by taking photographs with his camera. While both the air hostess and the pilot attempted to calm the 22-year-old, he refused to be quiet and to apologise for his misbehaviour.

The Belgium-born star was subsequently ejected from the flight and forced to take another flight to join his teammates back in their home city.

Reports indicate that the pilot will not be pressing charges against the France U21 international.

OM coach Marcelo Bielsa will be unhappy with how this incident may threaten to disrupt preparations for his side’s potential title-decider against Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday.

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