Coupe de France: Lyon thrown out of competition due to crowd trouble

Coupe de France: Lyon thrown out of competition due to crowd trouble

The French Football Federation (FFF) has eliminated Lyon out of the Coupe de France due to crowd trouble.

In their last 64 round meeting with Paris FC, there were violent scenes at half-time as fans clashed in the stands which ultimately led to the game being abandoned.

A hearing about the incident took place on Monday 27, December 2021 by the Disciplinary Commission, it was announced that Lyon will now forfeit that tie and have been eliminated from the tournament.

Apart from the ouster, Lyon fans have been banned from traveling to games for the rest of this season for FFF and LFP organized competitions.

There has also been a suspended sentence issued for their participation in next year’s Coupe de France and if there are further acts of violence involving their fans, they will also be banned from next year’s competition. Lyon must also pay a €52,000 fine and pay for damages to the Stade Charlety.

It's not the first tie this season where Lyon fans have misbehaved with the club docked points after a Ligue 1 clash with Marseille was abandoned when Dimitri Payet was hit by a bottle thrown from the stands.

Paris FC have also been ejected from the tournament and received a five-game suspended sentence for fans attending their stadium as well as a €10,000 fine. As a result, Nice advance directly to the last 16.

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