Saturday, 17 October 2015

Fans clash with police after Paris Saint-Germain's win at Bastia


Police were forced to employ tear gas against fans after they rioted following Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 Ligue 1 win at Bastia on Saturday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic took his total tally as les Parisiens' top goal-scorer to 112 in 138 games with his brace at Stade Armand Cesari, but it was scenes outside the grounds afterwards that made the news.
Goal was on the scene as between 50 to 100 people rioted and caused extensive damage in the vicinity of Furiani, burning dustbins in the process and setting fire to a bank.
In a bid to restore order, nine police trucks were mobilised and the authorities had to resort to tear gas to disperse the crowd.
The weekend's violent confrontation is the latest incident to tarnish the image of French football, after Marseille's 1-1 draw with Lyon in September was delayed for 20 minutes due to crowd trouble.

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