About 40 soccer fans arrested in France

About 40 Paris Saint-Germain supporters have been arrested

before a French league match at Lens.

Police said Saturday the fans were brought to a police station

and their match tickets were confiscated after PSG decided this

week to ban its fans from traveling.

Clashes involving fans from the two main stands at PSG’s stadium

Parc des Princes erupted last Sunday before and after a 3-0 loss to

Marseille in the French league, leaving a 38-year-old with

life-threatening injuries.

About 550 police officers have been deployed and the stands

reserved for the visiting fans in Lens’ Stade Bollaert have been

closed.