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Racism blamed for football fan killing November 24, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, dead, Discriminate, Discrimination, killed, Killing, Racism, Racist, soccer.

Racism is being blamed for post-football match violence in Paris that led to a police officer shooting a fan dead and seriously injuring another. It appears that a plain clothes West Indian officer came to the rescue of a French supporter of the Israeli team who was being attacked by rival fans. The policeman is said to have fired after dozens of Paris St Germain supporters then turned on him. The officer and Tel Aviv fan then took refuge in a McDonalds restaurant.

French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy explains the chain of events. “It seems that a Tel Aviv club fan was being followed by dozens of individuals, some of whom were shouting “death to Jews” which is naturally unacceptable,” he says.

An investigation into the killing has been launched.

The Paris prosecutor’s office has said initial indications suggest the officer was acting in legitimate defence.

PSG has struggled to control far-right sympathisers and hooligans among their fans.

Anger boiled over again today as fans attacked PSG players apparently because of their team’s recent poor performance .

C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: EuroNews.net

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