Violent foreplay: Football fans in France intercepted a bus before a game.
The attackers had iron bars and smoke bombs with them.
Angers - Fan violence has broken out again in French football.
Before the Ligue 1 game between HSC Montpellier and Girondins Bordeaux (3: 3), a bus with fans of the guests was intercepted at a roundabout.
According to the police, there was then a brawl in which 16 people were slightly injured.
The attackers had smoke bombs and iron bars with them.
After the incident, the bus drove to Mosson Stadium, where firefighters took care of the injured.
According to information from the police, there were initially no arrests.
The perpetrators are to be determined.
When the game started at 7 p.m., the situation was under control by the emergency services, reports
Stadium announcer: “Please, please.
Which picture do we give? "
Spectators also noticed another Ligue 1 game on Wednesday.
During the game between SCO Angers and Olympique Marseille (0-0), dozens of OM fans left the guest stands and rioted.
The media reported that the stadium announcer tried to stop the escalation with an announcement.
What picture do we give?
Please people, calm down, "it said over the loudspeakers.
Only after some time did the stewards get the situation under control, according to the information.
After several minutes, stewards pushed the angry supporters back.
The game was temporarily interrupted and the players left the lawn.
According to Marseille's head of communications, Jacques Cardoze, a provocation by home fans against OM players had preceded them, among other things, they were pelted with fireworks.
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“It's a collective responsibility, there's not just one stadium, one team.
We can see it start to spread.
Everyone has to take responsibility for it, ”said Cardoze.
"We haven't seen football for 15 months and people don't seem intelligent enough to just come to watch football."
The violence between the fans has increased in Ligue 1 in recent weeks: there have been repeated storms, most recently in the derby between north rivals RC Lens and champions OSC Lille last Saturday.
A similar incident occurred around four weeks ago in which the game between OGC Nice and Olympique Marseille had to be abandoned.