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Ligue 1: Fan Violence Mars Marseille-Angers Encounter

Last Saturday, fans during Lens versus Lille encounter in Ligue 1 threw ripped-up seats and tried to fight each other at halftime.

Ligue 1: Fan Violence Mars Marseille-Angers Encounter
Fans clash during the Angers versus Marseille Ligue 1 encounter on Wednesday. -

There was more fan disorder in the Ligue 1 on Wednesday as Marseille supporters ran onto the field and clashed with Angers counterparts at the final whistle. (More Football News)

Moments after the 0-0 draw, about 50 Marseille fans left their away enclosure and rushed along one side of the field to the stands where Angers fans were. Clashes broke out and combatants used sticks and threw objects before stewards intervened.

“Please, please. What image are we giving? Please, lads, calm down,” the stadium announcer said, as other fans whistled and jeered those fighting. It was the latest incident of football violence in France this season, after a serious disorder at the Nice-Marseille match last month.

Last Saturday, fans threw ripped-up seats and tried to fight each other at halftime during the northern derby between Lens and Lille.

Lens played its home game without fans on Wednesday as punishment, losing 1-0 to Strasbourg, and Marseille could now face sanctions from the league.

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