Sunday 27 May 2018

Chelsea fans 'tear-gassed by French police before and after' PSG clash - reports

Tom Sheen

Chelsea fans reportedly had teargas fired at them by French police before and after the 1-1 draw with Paris Saint-Germain last night.

A report in the Daily Mail claims that a section of the travelling support had teargas fired them and were 'kettled' outside a bar in the city centre.

With 10 minutes played more than 200 fans were still trying to get into the Parc des Princes.

French police reportedly used the crowd deterrent amid scuffles involving the two sets of supporters.

After the match, Chelsea fans were involved in a highly unsavoury incident that saw them refuse to allow a black passenger to board a train on the Paris Metro.

The club have condemned the behaviour and stated that those involved will be banned.

Uefa is aware of the video and is studying it with a view to taking any disciplinary action against the club. The governing body is expected to make an announcement later today.

Chelsea battled to a 1-1 draw in Paris after right-back Branislav Ivanovic gave them the lead, and a vital away goall, in the first-half.

After the break, however, PSG were the much better side, with Edinson Cavani heading home an equaliser 10 minutes after the break. Laurent Blanc's side continued to push for a winner, but couldn't find a way past the reinstated Thibaut Courtois.

Jose Mourinho's team managed to hold on and now hold the advantage heading into the second leg at Stamford Bridge on 11 March.

Independent News Service

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