Sunday 25 February 2018

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Questions have been raised around the Stade de France security after supporters were able to get fireworks and flares in through a 7ft security fence for the French Cup final.

Bitter rivals PSG and Marseille clashed in the decider, but with the Parisians coming out on top, with the European Championships set to start on June 10th, the sight of a fire in the stands along with firecrackers sparking won't have eased the fears of fans hoping to travel to this summer's tournament.

Increased security measures were in place for last Saturday's game, with a massive barrier erected outside the ground, which prompted hour-long queues for fans to get inside the stadium.


The Sun reported this morning that riot police used tear gas on fighting supporters who grew frustrated at the long wait.

France has been on high alert since the Paris terrorist attacks last November that claimed the lives of 129 people. The state of emergency that was declared in the aftermath will be in effect throughout that Euros and officials have said that no part of the country will be more than 20 minutes away from an anti-terror unit.


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