PARIS (AP) — The French football league says it will open disciplinary proceedings following the violent incidents that marred a league match between Lille and Montpellier.
Fans of struggling French club Lille charged onto the pitch to confront and threaten the players who drew with Montpellier 1-1 on Saturday.
The league condemned the violence in a statement on Sunday and said its disciplinary commission will investigate the case during a meeting on Thursday.
At the final whistle, fans spilled onto the field at Stade Pierre-Mauory. Striker Nicolas Pepe was kicked in the leg by one fan and there were more flashpoints between fans and players as stewards struggled to control the situation. Defender Adama…