French football in crisis: Missiles thrown, fans invading the pitch and matches abandoned

December 5, 2021


“It is a cold, dark December evening in south-west Paris and kick-off in Paris Saint-Germain’s home game with Nice is less than two hours away. Beneath the white awning that overhangs the heated outdoor terrace at the Aux Trois Obus brasserie, just around the corner from the Parc des Princes, PSG supporters in parkas and puffer jackets while away the time before the match, their face masks pulled down below their chins as they sip from their glasses of beer and take drags on their cigarettes. At the entrance to the Porte de Saint-Cloud metro station, a ticket tout weaves his way through the crowd. …”
The Athletic