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Individuals armed with iron bars and baseball bats attacked players in St-Benoît: a 5-year-old child injured

In Saint-Benoît this Sunday afternoon during a football match between ASC Labourdonnais and Vincendo, several supporters invaded the field with bladed weapons to attack players. A total of 3 players were injured and a 5-year-old child.

An outburst of violence

In the 82nd minute during a football match between the two teams: ASC Labourdonnais and Vincendo, supporters invaded the field to attack certain players.

They were armed with bladed weapons such as iron bars or baseball bats. On videos posted on social networks, the attackers chased the Vincendo players into the locker room.

In total, around twenty gendarmes intervened to protect the players. Unfortunately, no arrests took place.

3 players from the Vincendo team were injured and a 5-year-old child, according to our colleagues from the Body.

According to our information and witnesses, it would not be supporters of the ASC Labourdonnais team but onlookers who entered the field.

Following this physical violence, the Reunionese football league will have to make decisions and decide on the meeting. A meeting is to be held with the town hall and an investigation has been opened to determine the exact circumstances of this incident.

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