PSG warn Croatia of "harmful' fans travelling to Zagreb
PARIS (Reuters) - Paris St Germain have warned Croatian authorities that a hundred "potentially harmful" fans are planning to travel to Zagreb for the Champions League game against Dinamo on Wednesday.
PSG said last month they would not take any fans to the Croatian capital nor sell any tickets for the group-stage match for security reasons. The game has been branded risky by European football's governing body UEFA.
"In spite of this decision, steady rumours make us fear that a hundred people, all considered potentially harmful, will go to Zagreb on their own for this game," the club said in a statement.
"PSG have warned the Croatian authorities about this threat. The club would like all the necessary measures taken to prevent incidents," it added, asking fans to accept the travel ban.
Paris St Germain have tried to address fan violence in recent years and several hundred people have been banned from its Parc des Princes stadium.
PSG are third in Group A on three points while Dinamo Zagreb, who lost their first two games, are bottom.
(Writing by Gregory Blachier; Editing by Clare Fallon)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- UPDATE 3-Tennis-Monte Carlo Masters men's singles quarterfinals results
- Sunken Korea ferry relatives give DNA swabs to help identify dead |
- Special Report - How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse
- Vice-principal of South Korea school in ferry disaster commits suicide |
- Pope Good Friday service underscores plight of the suffering