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Lille fans invade pitch, assault players following draw with Montpellier

March 10, 2018 1:58 PM
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Lille fans invade pitch, assault players following draw with Montpellier

LILLE, France -- Fans of struggling French club Lille charged onto the pitch to confront, insult, and threaten the players who drew with Montpellier 1-1 on Saturday.

At the final whistle, fans spilled onto the field at Stade Pierre-Mauory. Striker Nicolas Pepe was kicked in the leg by one fan and there were more flashpoints between fans and players as stewards struggled to control the situation. Defender Adama Soumaoro was also reportedly struck.

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