Match involving Lyon abandoned following crowd’s trouble

Written by on December 20, 2021

For the second time this season, a match involving Lyon was abandoned following crowd trouble when their French Cup match at Paris FC on Friday was called off after half-time.

According to reports, the tie was interrupted by incidents in the stands at the Charlety Stadium in Paris as the second half was about to start.

During the break, flares were thrown back and forth between home and visiting fans in one stand. Home-made fireworks also exploded loudly.

As security staff and police streamed towards the stand, spectators fled onto the pitch, preventing the resumption of the match.

The referee and players came out to kick off the second half but returned to the dressing room.

Ten minutes later, the public had returned to the stand after the intervention of the police and stewards and the call for calm from the stadium announcer.

Ameen Kantyok

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