Marseille supporter sentenced to two years in prison after PSG incidents – .

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Marseille supporter sentenced to two years in prison after PSG incidents – .



A Marseille supporter was sentenced to two years in prison after incidents outside the Vélodrome during the weekend visit to Paris Saint-Germain which injured the police, the local prosecutor’s office announced on Wednesday.

During the first half of Sunday’s match, “hundreds of people attempted to enter” the stadium as the gates were closed, requiring the intervention of the police who fired tear gas after a officer was injured “in the face”.

In total, 21 people were arrested and 17 taken into police custody, charged with degradation, possession of rockets, and violence or insults or resistance to the police.

During the second half, a fan ran onto the pitch and approached PSG star Lionel Messi before being taken away by the stewards.

In the cases heard on Monday, five defendants admitted their involvement in the incidents.

The Marseille prosecutor’s office said their penalties included a four-month suspended sentence, fines and, in one case, two years in prison.

A sixth defendant, a 42-year-old man member of the “Winners”, a Marseille supporters club, was sentenced for “rebellion” to six months of house arrest under electronic surveillance.

“My client had his ticket but he ended up at the wrong time in the wrong place,” pleaded his lawyer, Arnaud Ibanez.

All six have received one-year stadium bans.

Another suspect is due on Wednesday and three more at a later date.

Among those arrested, others saw their case closed or agreed to take citizenship courses.

Marseille had already been sanctioned twice this season by the French football authorities for incidents in the stands during matches in Nice and Angers and were threatened with a deduction of a point.

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