Lille fans fall as security barrier in stands gives way at Amiens

Lille fans fall as security barrier in stands gives way at Amiens

Officials said at least 18 soccer fans were injured when a barrier separating them from the field collapsed during a French club match, sending the first several rows of people tumbling.

He said: "Football must be a celebration and the police warned us that 200 very angry ultras were in the section reserved for Lille fans and they launched themselves in a disorderly way - more than 500 people - on this barrier which was in ideal condition".

Fode Ballo-Toure opened the score for the guests in the 15th minute and went to celebrate to the sector with Lille supporters when the misfortune happened.

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Lille's official Twitter account posted a more positive update on Sunday, saying: "Six people are still hospitalised this Sunday morning, but the news is reassuring".

It remains to be seen what action will be taken following the events at Stade de la Licorne. "We hope that's not too bad" following the incident.

Ingla said: "Moreover, it seems that the president of Amiens SC lacked lucidity and has rushed in his statements". Our supporters are impeccable and professional football needs to be better organised.

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After the incident the football match was immediately stopped and eventually abandoned.

"But I expressed myself poorly and I want to apologise with sincerity to the supporters of Lille".

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