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The football match in Paris was canceled due to the riot of the fans

Fans loaded up with pyrotechnics

Fans loaded up with pyrotechnics


There was a riot in the arena during the cup match between the Olympic Lyon and FC Paris teams. Fights ensued and spectators stormed the square. The game did not continue after a break of about 50 minutes.

IIn France, the Olympic Lyon football tournament was abandoned due to overcrowding. The cup match between second division club FC Paris and former Bundesliga coach Peter Bose was interrupted only about 50 minutes shortly after the start of the second half on Friday evening, when the score was 1: 1 and then the whistle blew. Not restarted.

The reason for this was the riot of the fans in the stand – the pyrotechnics were ignited and fights took place. A large number of spectators entered the square to go to the security.

“The second half will not continue. The game is definitely over, ”Lyon said on its website. Paris took the lead in the 7th minute through Keaton Lara at Charlotte Stadium. Moussa Tempele equalized for Lyon in the 44th minute. Former world champion Jerome Padeng Lyon was left out of the squad, with only former Bundesliga players Julian Pollersbeck and Cherton Shakiri on the bench.

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Lyon has been suffering from abandonment in recent times. On November 21, the match between Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique Marseille was canceled after Marseille player Dmitry Boyd was hit in the head by a Lyon fan throwing a full bottle of water from the block.

Similar incidents in France

Similar incidents have taken place at French football stadiums since the start of the season. On August 22, Boyd was already hit by a bottle throw. During the game at OGC Nice, he was hit in the back and then threw the bottle towards the spectators. This was followed by a space storm by Nice supporters and a melee with soldiers and supervisors.

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The canceled game was created at the neutral ground (1: 1). Nice had to play a ghost game. A month later, the match between RC Lens and champions OSC Lily was interrupted by fan riots in the Northern Derby.

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