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Nice player 'no longer in danger' after threatening to jump off bridge

Ryan Smart

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Nice player 'no longer in danger' after threatening to jump off bridge

An OGC Nice player is 'no longer in danger' after threatening to jump off a bridge, reports in France claim.

BFM Nice Cote d'Azur reported on Friday morning that the player, who has not been named officially, was threatening to jump from the Magnan viaduct.

Emergency services were called to the scene, with Nice cancelling their planned Friday afternoon media duties involving manager Francesco Farioli.

Nice also sent a psychologist to the scene, as per RMC Sport,

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Now, French TV station Canal+ are reporting that, as per French police, the player is 'no longer in danger'.

They add that the player had been sitting at the Magnan viaduct since 10:30am.

Firefighters then took care of the player, and Canal+ say that he is now 'safe and sound'.

Nice are next in Ligue 1 action on October 1, when they take on Brest at the Allianz Riviera.

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Francesco Farioli's side have picked up 12 points from their opening six games, including an away win against PSG, and are currently unbeaten in the league.

The Southern France side are slated to take on Brest on Sunday at the Allianz Riviera.

SPORTbible has contacted Nice for comment.

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- Samaritans are there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and will talk to you about anything that's bothering you. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), email [email protected] or visit some branches in person. You can also call the Welsh Language Line on 0300 123 3011 from 7pm to 11pm every day.

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- The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) caters specifically to males on 0800 58 58 58 from 5pm to midnight every day. Alternatively, you can use their webchat service.

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- The Nightline website allows students to see if their university or college offers a night-time listening service. Nightline phone operators are all students too.

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Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Nice, Ligue 1, France, Football

Ryan Smart
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