Altercation between Newcastle fans and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) supporters involves chairs and flares prior to their Champions League match tonight.
Newcastle travels to Paris for the second leg of the Champions League, following their remarkable 4-1 win against the Ligue 1 champions at St James’ Park.
Conflict erupted in the French capital on Monday night when ultras discovered the gathering of English fans before the match.
Videos circulating on social media depict Newcastle supporters attempting to barricade doors while flares and chairs were hurled through windows.
PSG ultras attacking a pub full of Newcastle fans in Paris tonight😳 pic.twitter.com/Li4hH8469n
— Football Away Days (@AwayDays_) November 27, 2023
It seemed that the visiting Newcastle fans were attempting to prevent PSG supporters from storming the bar where they were located.
Glasses were smashed and windows were broken as tensions escalated, with groups of people in hooded jackets accused of roaming the streets looking for Newcastle fans.
Club said to Newcastle United Supporters:
‘Stay safe in Paris tonight. Stick together and look after each other.’
In an attempt to curb violence ahead of tonight’s match, police previously said the pubs designated for away fans should close early to reduce the risk of clashes.
NUFC shared advice for fans travelling to Paris ahead of the match this evening, saying on their website:
‘Newcastle United fans are strongly advised to avoid the Auteuil suburb of Paris and should take note of this when travelling to the Parc de Princes on matchday.
‘Fans are strongly advised not to use line 10 on the metro system which would result in supporters exiting the metro system in Auteuil.