Monday, July 16, 2018

Unruly French: Two fans DIE as France's World Cup celebrations are marred by violence


 It's unacceptable for fans to act like hooligans after winning a championship. 
I don't care what country it’s in.
Daily Mail reports two football fans have died in France overnight as World Cup celebrations were marred by violence following the national side's victory over Croatia in Moscow.

Police forces fired tear gas as scuffles and pockets of looting broke out on the Champs-Élysées where a million people partied into the night. 

Revellers set off smoke bombs in the national colours - blue, white and red - obscuring Napoleon's triumphal arch as officers tackled the crowd using water canons.

People climbed on newspaper kiosks and bus stops in the area to wave flags while the Marseillaise national anthem rang out and cars honked their horns following the final whistle. But the celebrations soured as looters broke into shop fronts and smashed windows before they were driven back by riot police brandishing shields and batons.

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