Fans cause tension in stands after Chelsea lose against PSG
A section of Chelsea fans caused tension during the match between PSG and Chelsea last night by their unruly behaviour, once again. Police were on alert as the tension between the clubs has been rising high since the clubs have been drawn against each other in the Champions League for the third consecutive year.
Police officers from France’s anti-riot team CRS were however on full alert and acted swiftly to diffuse the situation. Club presidents and other spectators were very happy the way the situation was handled.
Several police units were deployed during the match as there were some particularly unsavory incidents when the two clubs met last time. Although extremely necessary in this particular case, the heavy police presence near the away fans stands was not a good testimony for the London-based club’s fans.
Final result: PSG 1-2 Chelsea
The match ended in a 2-1 victory for the home side as they managed to pick up a second half goal. PSG, who dominated most of the game went ahead when Zlatan’s low free-kick took a deflection and went inside the net.
Chelsea managed to score an equalizer when Mikel picked up his first goal of this year and Cavani’s second-half goal set the scoreline to 2-1 for the home side. The scoreline remained the same till the end of the game.
Although there were no reports of violence and clashes among fans this year, a section of Chelsea fans caused some tension just before Mikel scored his goal. Police reacted immediately and diffused the situation by using CS spray on the section of the Parc des Princes stadium containing the Chelsea supporters.
CS spray is a special kind of tear gas which makes it almost impossible to breathe and helps in forcing large groups to disband and disperse. When the spray was used, the away fans were forced to move back and some of them even retreated back to the stadium concourse.
Last year some Chelsea fans forced a coloured man off a subway train causing him major psychological disorders. Although this year the away fans did not cause much trouble, this little incident left a dark spot on an otherwise perfect evening which gave us a first class game of football.