Football - Ligue 1

Lille-PSG 'high risk' for violence

Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 clash at Lille on September 2 has been deemed a "high risk" threat for hooliganism, the French Football League announced.

Lille-PSG 'high risk' - Football - Ligue 1DPPI

The DNLH, a national organisation for the prevention of hooliganism, advised the LFP that “grievances exist between the hardcore fans of both clubs, a result of incidents at Lille during their last match in April”.

The Ministry of the Interior demanded that the LFP ensures that “only PSG fans, accompanied and protected from their departure from Paris, can access the away end” and that “tickets may not be sold or distributed in the home areas outside of the previously allocated season tickets”.

Before last season's match on April 29, 12 people were arrested after a fight between supporters in Lille’s city centre.

Seven Lille fans and five away supporters were taken into custody after a mass brawl saw rival hooligans hurl chairs at each other.

There were no serious injuries.

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