Paris Saint-Germain backs fans accused of violent behaviour in build-up to Women's Champions League match against Chelsea

British police said PSG fans were accused of causing criminal damage and of sporadic disorder and that a search of a bus transporting fans found knives, knuckle-dusters, and illegal drugs

The Associated Press March 22, 2019 17:11:26 IST
Paris Saint-Germain backs fans accused of violent behaviour in build-up to Women's Champions League match against Chelsea
  • Paris Saint-Germain are backing their fans accused by British police of violent behaviour ahead of a Women's Champions League match in London

  • The club says in a statement on its website that British authorities offered no proof that PSG supporters' behaviour warranted their exclusion from the quarterfinal first-leg match against Chelsea on Thursday at the Kingsmeadow Stadium

  • British police said PSG fans were accused of causing criminal damage and of sporadic disorder and that a search of a bus transporting fans found knives, knuckle-dusters, and illegal drugs

Paris: Paris Saint-Germain are backing their fans accused by British police of violent behaviour ahead of a Women's Champions League match in London.

Paris SaintGermain backs fans accused of violent behaviour in buildup to Womens Champions League match against Chelsea

Chelsea Women's Erin Cuthbert, left, in action with Paris Saint-Germain Women's Perle Morroni during their Women's Champions League quarter final first leg match. AP

The club says in a statement on its website that British authorities offered no proof that PSG supporters' behaviour warranted their exclusion from the quarterfinal first-leg match against Chelsea on Thursday at the Kingsmeadow Stadium. Chelsea won 2-0.

PSG say its fans were all searched and that had they broken the law, they wouldn't have been allowed to return scot-free to France.

The club is expressing "our complete support to Paris Saint-Germain fans who, midweek, organized their schedule to come and support our women's team and we are counting on their fervor for the return leg."

British police said PSG fans were accused of causing criminal damage and of sporadic disorder and that a search of a bus transporting fans found knives, knuckle-dusters, and illegal drugs.

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