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PSG Title Party Ends in Violence
France24.com, May 14th, 2013 12:57PM

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Paris Saint-Germain will never be allowed to celebrate in the French capital again, as the victory party marking the club’s first Ligue 1 title in 19 years was cut short on Monday due to violence. Hundreds of fans fought with police, leaving 30 people injured, including two police officers. Paris Police Commissioner Bernard Boucault said PSG would never be allowed to hold a public celebration again.

“The conclusion you can draw is that there won’t be more any more events like this in a public place for Paris Saint-Germain,” Boucault said. The incident reinforces the club’s hooligan image, which PSG management has said it wants to change.

As PSG’s players and coach Carlo Ancelotti presented the Ligue 1 trophy to tens of thousands of fans gathered at the Place du Trocadero near the Effel Tower on Monday evening, tear gas, smoke bombs and various other objects began hurtling toward the podium where the players and staff were standing. Once the fans started surging toward the podium, PSG players and staff were quickly led away, but the violent scenes continued.

"The province may have underestimated the event," Police official Fabien Vanhemelryck told RMC. "We should have expected this. We were on the same device as for returning Olympians on the Champs-Elysees. It was not the same crowd, not the same fans."

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