MARSEILLE, France: French police intervened to halt violent clashes between followers of Olympique Marseille and Feyenoord forward of the second leg of the Europa Conference League semi-final on the Stade Velodrome on Thursday.
Iron bars had been utilized in brutal assaults and automobiles vandalised, native media reported, with police battling to maintain the state of affairs underneath management and utilizing teargas to disperse the followers.
The state of affairs had calmed down by the point the match kicked off at 8pm.
Feyenoord coach Arne Slot advised reporters his workforce’s bus had been hit by a brick on the way in which to the stadium, a journey that was extended as police battled to steer the Dutch workforce by means of the crowds of followers.
It was the newest in a string of incidents involving unruly supporters in French soccer this season. Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu recommended the way forward for the skilled recreation within the nation was in danger after the Ligue 1 recreation between Olympique Lyonnais and Marseille was deserted in November on account of violence.
St Etienne had been pressured to play behind closed doorways this month on account of fan misbehaviour.
Source : channelnewsasia.com