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08th Sep 2022

Nice vs Koln ‘to be postponed’ after fan violence in stadium

Simon Lloyd

A fan has reportedly fallen from part of one of the stands

Nice’s Europa Conference League game with Köln is reportedly set to be called off after violent clashes between the two clubs’ supporters took place inside the Allianz Riviera Stadium.

The game was scheduled to start at 17.45 GMT, but footage circulating on social media shows supporters clashing in the stands.

RMC Sport report that fighting began when the German club’s supporters left the area of the stadium designated for away supporters, seeking out Nice fans – some of whom retaliated.

Blows were traded between supporters, with reports that one supporter fell from part of a stand amidst the trouble.

Security forces were called, using tear gas to disperse the violence.

Tweets from both clubs have since confirmed that kick-off in the game has been pushed back as security forces attempt to restore a sense of calm within the stadium.

Players form both teams have also appealed to their respective sets of supporters to stop the fighting so that the game can take place.

More to follow…