Reuters - Tue, 02 Mar 15:02:00 2010
Paris St Germain have stopped selling tickets for away games after a fan suffered a life-threatening head injury in a fight between hooligans before Sunday's Ligue 1 home match against Olympique Marseille.
"Violence is at its height," said PSG chairman Robin Leproux in a statement on the club's website (www.psg.fr) on Tuesday. "We have reached a new level of urban guerrilla warfare.
"Until further notice, we shall not sell tickets to our supporters for our away games. It's a far-reaching and distressing decision, but I have to ensure the safety of all."
The 38-year-old supporter, a member of the Kop of Boulogne, fell into a coma after being attacked by members of a rival group based in the Tribune d'Auteuil before Sunday's game.
Fans also clashed after the match, which PSG lost 3-0, and police said seven people arrested are still in custody.
PSG's long history of hooliganism peaked in November 2006 when a police officer shot and killed a member of the Boulogne Boys faction to protect an Israeli supporter under attack after a UEFA Cup match against Hapoel Tel Aviv.