Fans’ clashes with PSG players to be investigated

Fans’ clashes with PSG players to be investigated
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Paris St-Germain (PSG) on Thursday said a police investigation was under way after fans angrily confronted players at Bourget Airport following their Champions League elimination to FC Barcelona of Spain.

The French champions flew home from Catalonia after a 1-6 defeat which overturned their 4-0 first-leg win.

Fans insulted players and vandalised their cars in an “extremely hostile and aggressive climate”, the club said.

Newsverge reports that PSG also claimed that one person was hit by a car during the incident.

A club statement read: “The players were confronted and threatened by several individuals at Bourget Airport, despite the club and authorities reinforcing security.

“These individuals verbally insulted the players before vandalising their cars. Several vehicles were damaged.

“One individual was struck by a car trying to escape the crowd which was physically threatening the players and their families.

“A police investigation is under way to establish exactly what happened.

“The club, and all those present, have informed the investigators of their readiness to help the investigation, to get to the bottom of this regrettable incident.”