PARIS: Thirty supporters of Paris St Germain will be banned from their Parc des Princes stadium from Sunday, French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday.
Two weeks ago, Paris St Germain chairman Pierre Blayau said the French club had been “taken hostage” by rival groups of soccer hooligans who ransacked a motorway service station on their way back from a match.
“As from Sunday, 30 people will be banned from attending the (PSG) matches and will be summoned to the police station at the time of the games,” Sarkozy told parliament.
France recently passed a law to tackle violent soccer fans and Sarkozy said that additional measures would be introduced to the national assembly as soon as possible.
Fighting between the “Tigris Mystics” and the “Boulogne Independents” broke out during the first division match in Nantes where PSG were held to a 0-0 draw.
Police separated the two rival groups who clashed again at a service station on the motorway near Ancenis in western France.
After fighting, they ransacked a shop. – Reuters