Lyon and Paris FC thrown out of French Cup over crowd trouble | Football News

Lyon and Paris FC were expelled from the French Cup after their match was suspended earlier this month due to problems with the crowd.

The match at Paris FC’s Stade Charlety on 17 December was interrupted by accidents in the stands, fans on the pitch and rockets being fired.

He was abandoned at half time when the score was 1-1.

French Football Association (FFF) President Noel Le Graet called the latest crowd incident that ruined this season’s national game “disastrous” and “shameful”.

On Monday, the FFF disciplinary commission fined Lyon 52,000 euros (43,838 pounds) while second-tier Paris FC received a fine of 10,000 euros (8,430 pounds).

Lyon fans have been barred from participating in away matches in domestic competitions for the remainder of the season.

The Ligue 1 club also received a ban from the French Cup for the 2022-23 season with the warning that they will be sent off again if their fans are guilty of violence that will result in the game being stopped.

Following the decision, Nice went straight to the round of 32 in the French Cup.

Lyon had already scored a point in Ligue 1 after the home game against Marseille was abandoned last month after Marseille’s Dimitri Payet was hit by a bottle thrown from the stands.

Meanwhile, stadiums across France can only welcome 5,000 fans for the next three weeks as the French government seeks to limit the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

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