Paris FC vs Lyon French Cup game abandoned following crowd trouble | Football News

A French Cup match between Paris FC and Olympique Lyonnais was abandoned due to problems with the public as violence continued to affect French football.

The fans appeared to be fighting each other and some of them went to the Stade Charlety pitch and fired rockets at half time with the match at 1-1.

After 45 minutes, the stadium presenter stepped onto the pitch to ask the fans to leave the arena.

Lyon lost a point in Ligue 1 after their home game against Olympique de Marseille was abandoned last month after Dimitri Payet was hit by a bottle thrown from the stands.

French football has been marred by crowd problems this season, prompting the government to announce Thursday that matches would be abandoned if a player or referee was injured from a bullet thrown from the stands.

Fans have invaded the pitch at the Stade Charlety

Among other measures, the government said the decision on abandoning a match after a crowd incident would be made within 30 minutes of its occurrence.

He also pledged to uphold stricter stadium bans imposed on violent fans.

Nice lost two points, one of them suspended, after serious incidents during the August match against Marseille, when visiting players collided with home fans who hit them with missiles and entered the field.

The northern derby between RC Lens and Lille was hit with crowd problems in September, with the start of the second half delayed after rival fans threw objects at each other before people entered the pitch, prompting the riot police and stewards to intervene.

Public problems also in Montpellier, Angers, Marseille and St Etienne.

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