PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN fans staged an angry protest at the way they were treated by police in England as Chelsea Women secured a dramatic place in the Champions League semi-finals.
Thousands flocked to voice their anger in the second-leg of their European game, unfurling a banner saying they had been “Treated like criminals” in London.
The women’s game was left stunned last week when police tackled a group of PSG Ultras trying to attend the first leg at AFC Wimbledon’s Kingsmeadow ground which Chelsea won 2-0.
They let off fireworks and are said to have damaged property after police confiscated kuckledusters, a box of knives and drugs.
The ultras group are banned from attending all the French club’s men’s and youth team games but there is no block on them attending the women’s matches.
But last week PSG issued a statement defending their supporters, and claimed police had produced no evidence of any wrongdoing.
And in tonight’s return leg of the quarter-final tie, the French club’s fan-base joined forces to make vent their fury and make their feelings known.
They packed into the 20,000-capacity Stade Jean-Bouin ground and lit flares to create a hostile atmosphere as Chelsea attempted to secure a semi-final spot.
Another banner was displayed reading “Deprived of our freedom” after they were refused entry into the match last week.
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