A bus of Bordeaux supporters fell on Wednesday evening in an "
" organized by some of their Montpellier counterparts, leading to a general brawl which left sixteen lightly injured, we learned from the police and firefighters.
The prefect of Hérault, Hugues Moutouh, condemned after the match which ended in a draw (3-3) "
very firmly these acts of great violence
" and assured in a press release "
that all measures necessary will be taken to severely punish and ban these hooligans from the stadium
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A bus of Bordeaux supporters was the victim of a real ambush on the part of Hérault supporters who were waiting for them at a roundabout, shortly after exiting the motorway
" at the entrance to Montpellier, a local police spokesperson told AFP, confirming information from L'Equipe. They had smoke, iron bars and cursed the passengers who got off the bus, the incident turning into a general brawl, police and the prefecture reported. The bus then left for its arrival point near the Mosson stadium, where firefighters took care of the injured. A first assessment reported 16 minor injuries, according to the emergency services. No arrests have taken place at this stage,further specifies the police who seek to identify the perpetrators.
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After a season without an audience in the stadiums, violence between supporters has increased in Ligue 1 in recent weeks: overflows between supporters of Lens and Lille on Saturday in Lens, with invasion of the field;
another invasion of the field and general fight between players, supporters and members of the management during the Nice-Marseille clash on August 22, which had led to the final interruption of the meeting;
and incident already at the Mosson in Montpellier, against Marseille on August 8, for the first day of L1, with projectiles launched at Olympian players.