Nice and Cologne charged over fans violence

Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Nice and Cologne after Thursday’s Europa Conference League tie in France was delayed because of violent clashes between rival supporters. Fans fought in the stands of Nice’s Allianz Riviera, with flares thrown. Police intervened to end the trouble and the game kicked off at 18:40 BST, 55 minutes after it was originally scheduled to…

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Nice president Rivere blames Marseille players for fight

Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere has accused Marseille players of instigating the ugly fight that involved fans on Sunday. It ultimately led to an early final whistle, even though home supporters had thrown objects at their opponents throughout the evening. Rivere said Marseille players responded too forcefully after team-mate Dimitri Payet was hit by a bottle near the corner flag. He also claimed members of…

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