Amiens v Lille abandoned after barrier collapses injuring 20 supporters

  • 4 month ago

The Ligue 1 match between Amiens and Lille had to be abandoned after safety barriers collapsed, injuring around 20 supporters – three seriously.

The incident occurred in the 17th minute of the match in the stand containing the travelling Lille supporters, after the visitors had taken the lead. The front few rows of supporters fell around five feet to pitch level at the 12,000-capacity Stade de la Licorne, and French emergency services confirmed that several supporters have been taken to hospital following the incident.

The match delegate, Noel Mannino, said: “In light of the events, and given the fact that about 20 were injured, three of them seriously, it has been decided that the game would not resume.”

Medics tend to wounded Lille supporters on the pitch.