Fans injured after barrier collapses at Ligue 1 match

Violet Powell
October 2, 2017

Several supporters tumbled around 1.5 metres down to the side of the pitch and were crushed by fellow fans before emergency services rushed to the scene to tend to the injured.

Amiens stadium barrier collapses injuring 29 fans in Ligue 1.

Officials have said the lives of the four people who were seriously injured are not in danger.

The match was abandoned and the stadium evacuated after a security meeting.

According to various reports, at least 20 people were injured in the incident, which occurred in front of the away section after supporters celebrated Fode Ballo-Toure's goal.

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Joannin also apologised for his initial comments after the incident that seemed to blame Lille fans.

Amiens public prosecutor Alexandre de Bosschere said an investigation had been opened into accidental injury, focusing on why the barrier gave way.

Built in 1999, Amiens' Stade de la Licorne, has a capacity of 12,000. "We hope that the French league identifies those responsible".

Lille supporters fall onto the field after midfielder Ibrahim Amadou scored against Amiens.

"Professional football demands a certain number of organisational requirements, and in this context, these statements seem inappropriate and irresponsible".

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