Sports / Other Sports / 

Bordeaux fans banned from attending match in Nantes

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 18, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

BORDEAUX, France (AP) — Bordeaux fans have been banned from attending this weekend's French league game at Nantes because of the risk of violence between hooligans.

The top government official in Nantes issued the stadium ban because of the "important risks" surrounding the match scheduled for Saturday at the Stade de La Beaujoire. In a statement, prefect Henri-Michel Comet also cites the "terror threat" that is mobilizing security forces across France following deadly attacks in Paris last November and does not allow police agents to be put off from their "primary mission."

In March 2014, police forces intervened in downtown Nantes to prevent Nantes and Bordeaux supporters from fighting, just months before violence erupted between fans from both teams at another game between the rivals.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast