Storming A Field To Throw Hands With Opposing Fans Results In Minimal Punishment
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Ligue 1 club RC Lens will play two home games behind closed doors pending an investigation into the crowd trouble that marred Saturday's derby against Lille, the league's disciplinary committee said on Monday.
Lens will host Strasbourg on Wednesday and Stade de Reims on Oct. 1, with a decision on the incident to be rendered on Oct. 6, the statement added.
The kickoff to the second half of the Ligue 1 game, which Lens won 1-0, was delayed by about half an hour after crowd trouble erupted at halftime.
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Crazy scenes in Ligue 1 as Lens fans storm onto the pitch to confront Lille supporters pic.twitter.com/xEKDPjo3B1— Goal (@goal) September 18, 2021
RC Lens fans invaded the pitch at halftime to confront the Lille Fans!
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Lille fans will also be barred from the away end at Strasbourg this weekend, the statement said.
Earlier this month, Nice were docked two points, one of them suspended, after serious crowd trouble during their game against Olympique Marseille whose players clashed with home fans who pelted them with missiles and stormed onto the pitch.
(Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru Editing by Christian Radnedge)