Parc des Prince Faces Partial Closure After Abuse of Disabled Fan

By Football Tripper

Last Updated: August 25, 2019

PSG fans holding scarves

Paris Saint-German have been ordered to close two sections of their Parc des Princes stadium for their first European home fixture after fans reportedly insulted disabled Chelsea fans during the Champions League quarter final on the 2nd April 2014.

Whilst UEFA hasn’t handed out a full stadium ban, two sections of the ground will be closed with the two offending areas 104 and 105 the ones which have been forced to close.

The group of 10 Chelsea supporters occupied seats within the disabled section which is located away from the travelling supporters, and it is reported that bottles were thrown at them throughout the match.

“All I could see around me were bottles that had been thrown, there were 10 of us and thousands of them,” Lisa Hayden first told the BBC. “[I thought] we’re not going to get out of here … It seemed like hell.”

A statement from UEFA states that “The sanction has been imposed for the discriminatory conduct of some Paris St-Germain supporters towards disabled fans of Chelsea,” and whilst punishing the French Champions, it does acknowledge that not all PSG fan acted in an inappropriate manner.

The ban could potentially intensify the action on a pitch should the clubs play each other next season in the Champions League either back at the Parc des Princes or  Stamford Bridge.

By Football Tripper

Last Updated: August 25, 2019