Minister warns future of French football 'at stake' over crowd trouble


A recent series of violent incidents during football matches in France's top-flight Ligue 1, the latest on Sunday when Marseille's Dimitri Payet was hit on the head by a bottle thrown by a Lyon fan, is placing at stake 'the survival of French soccer' said sports minister Roxana Maracineanu. 

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Repeated crowd trouble at France's  Ligue 1 matches is putting the "survival" of French football "at stake", says sports minister Roxana Maracineanu, reports BBC News.