French minister urges controlled PSG ticket sales

November 26, 2006 05:27


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French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy said on Saturday tickets at Paris St Germain's Parc des Princes would now be sold only to official fans' associations official supporters' clubs in order to diminish violence and racism in stadiums. "We prefer to see stands that are empty than full of unwanted people," Sarkozy told a news conference. "We do not want racists in stadiums any more, Nazi salutes, monkey noises. Football is not war," he added. PSG supporters have been wildly protesting the death of one of its fans, who was shot by a police officer two days earlier when some 100 fans attacked a French Jew attending a PSG match against Hapoel Tel Aviv.

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