Feyenoord Uefa fears after fans riot

Rotterdam football club Feyenoord is facing severe sanctions from the European football body Uefa after some 600 supporters went on the rampage in Nancy, France last night. Police used teargas to break up groups who destroyed two cafés and forced public transport to a standstill before the Uefa Cup tie began, the Volkskrant reports.

Tear gas was also used to control supporters in the stadium who ripped up seats and threw objects on to the field. The match was suspended 10 minutes before time, with Nancy 3-0 up, and resumed 20 minutes later. Nancy held on to their 3-0 lead.
Feyenoord had apparently warned both the French authorities and AS Nancy than some 200 non-registered fans had bought tickets for the match via the French club. ‘This group definitely includes people with a stadium ban,’ Feyenoord financial director Onno Jacobs was quoted as saying in the Volkskrant. ‘Something seems to have gone wrong with the communication process. It is hard to blame us for this.’

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