Lyon vs. Besiktas Match Delayed As Fans Invade Pitch To Avoid Projectiles

Projectiles and firecrackers being dropped from the upper deck of Parc OL forced supporters into fleeing onto the pitch.

The Europa League quarterfinal between Lyon and Besiktas was delayed for 45 minutes when supporters were forced to invade the pitch after projectiles and firecrackers were thrown from the upper deck and into the stand below.

15,000 traveling Besiktas fans resulted in heightened security around Lyon, but that hasn’t stopped rival supporters from clashing in the streets, in the stadium and with police.

The match has since kicked off, and it’s uncertain what sort of action UEFA will take beyond the certainty of a massive fine.

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