- According to reports in France, the Nice footballer was on top of the Magnan viaduct
- Police, firefighters and a psychologist from the club were negotiating with him
- The Ligue 1 club has canceled all its press activities for the day
A player from French football club OGC Nice is threatening to throw himself off the Magnan Bridge ‘after a relationship break-up’, according to reports in France.
Firefighters, police officers and a psychologist sent by the Ligue 1 club are involved in helping the suicidal player, whose identity has yet to be confirmed.
Nice-Matin reported that the young player is suicidal after a fracture.
BFMTV said the footballer was standing on the 100-metre high Magnan viaduct, located on the A8 motorway northwest of the city of Nice.
The player is said to have stopped on the side of the road and is in danger of jumping.
An OGC Nice footballer, who plays on the Allianz Riviera (pictured), threatens to throw himself off the Magnan viaduct in an apparent suicide attempt, according to French reports
The Magnan Viaduct carries the A8 around the southern French city of Nice (file photo)
The club has canceled the press conference with coach Francesco Farioli, which was scheduled for Friday, while ‘crisis talks’ are taking place behind the scenes.
Nice is currently second in the French top division and will play a home match in the Allianz Riviera against leader Brest on Sunday.
According to reports, a 5 km traffic jam was created as a result of the incident, restricting traffic on this important route.
More to follow.