September 30, 2022

Saint-Etienne followers threw fireworks at gamers after storming the pitch as a penalty defeat in opposition to Auxerre despatched them out of Ligue 1 for the primary time 18 years.

French riot police used tear fuel in opposition to ASSE supporters after they misplaced a relegation/promotion play-off match in opposition to their Ligue 2 opponents.

Issues turned very ugly in a short time

Fans broke onto the pitch and then were tear gassed


Followers broke onto the pitch after which had been tear gassed

It was utter chaos as the players ran for cover


It was utter chaos because the gamers ran for canopy

A 1-1 first leg away in Auxerre was matched within the reverse fixture and needed to be selected penalties, with Ryan Boudebouz’ opening miss the decider.

And as quickly as Birama Toure’s profitable penalty hit the again of the web for Auxerre, followers fled onto the pitch launching what La Parisien described as an ‘unbreathable barrage’ on their defeated gamers.

The French outlet reported that: “The sphere was instantly invaded with jets of smoke and fireworks in the direction of the doorway to the tunnel and the presidential gallery.”

A disturbing variety of lit objects gave the impression to be thrown in the direction of the tunnel and the administrators field with Saint-Etienne gamers spriting for canopy.

Bangs are clearly heard from reported fireworks with tear fuel then used to disperse the group.

An possession saga has dogged ‘Les Verts’ all season, and the aftermath noticed an announcement that the staff had been offered to a ‘multi-club group’ run by David Blitzer who owns shares in Crystal Palace.

The tunnel and presidential box was enveloped by smoke and fireworks

The tunnel and presidential field was enveloped by smoke and fireworks

Tear gas then flew onto the pitch


Tear fuel then flew onto the pitch

And L’Equipe reported that a lot of those that broke onto the pitch had been certainly focusing on the membership’s homeowners.

They reported: “A few of them headed for the presidential stand in the direction of which they despatched smoke bombs earlier than the police dispersed the group with tear fuel whereas the gamers of the 2 groups returned to the locker rooms.”

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Together with Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille, Saint-Etienne are essentially the most profitable membership in France with 10 league titles, and so they’re additionally one of many oldest, having been based in 1919.