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Fans attack PSG players after Barcelona defeat

The players of French giants, Paris Saint-Germain, were attacked by fans at the Airport on their return to the French capital following their Champions League round of 16 elimination to Barcelona on Wednesday.

According to a club statement, a police investigation is underway to establish exactly what transpired.

The French champions flew home from Spain after a 6-1 defeat which overturned their 4-0 first-leg win, to see Barca make history as the first side to overturn a four-goal deficit in the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League.

Fans insulted players and vandalised their cars in an “extremely hostile and aggressive climate”, the club said.

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“The players were confronted and threatened by several individuals at Bourget Airport, despite the club and authorities reinforcing security,” the club statement read.

“These individuals verbally insulted the players before vandalising their cars. Several vehicles were damaged.

“One individual was struck by a car trying to escape the crowd that was physically threatening the players and their families. A police investigation is under way to establish exactly what happened.

“The club, and all those present, have informed the investigators of their readiness to help the investigation, to get to the bottom of this regrettable incident.”

The club “strongly condemns” the actions and behaviour of the individuals in question, the statement added.

 

 

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