A bus carrying Bordeaux supporters to Wednesday’s recreation in opposition to Montpellier in southern France was attacked with stones because it drove from the airport, leaving 16 individuals with minor accidents.
Another match on Wednesday between Angers and Marseille at Angers’ Raymond Kopa stadium was interrupted when supporters invaded the pitch and threw flares.
At the ultimate whistle of the 0-0 draw, a bunch of Marseille supporters left the world of the stadium reserved for visiting followers and tried to confront their Angers counterparts earlier than stadium safety workers regained management of the scenario.
Two Marseille supporters had been arrested for his or her position in these incidents, prosecutors mentioned.
Jean-Michel Blanquer, France’s training minister who additionally has general accountability for sport, described the incidents as the results of “unacceptable hooliganism” and referred to as for robust motion from the Ligue 1 authorities.
“There are individuals who must be banned from stadiums sooner or later as quickly as they arrive out with this sort of behaviour,” Blanquer advised LCI tv.
The newest incidents come after riot police needed to intervene when the northern derby between Lens and Lille on Saturday was quickly halted by a pitch invasion after the primary half.
French soccer has not historically suffered the identical issues of hooliganism skilled in England, Italy and Germany.