Swiss league game abandoned due to danger from fan fireworks

March 17, 2019

SION, Switzerland (AP) — The Swiss Football League says it supports a referee's decision to abandon the Sion-Grasshoppers game because of fans throwing fireworks on the field.

The league says it was logical to stop Saturday's game because of the danger faced by players.

Fans of last-placed Grasshoppers repeatedly threw flares and fireworks from the stands of a game its team trailed 2-0.

After the third stoppage of play, referee Lionel Tschudi called the teams off and abandoned the game in the 56th minute.

The Swiss league says its disciplinary committee is waiting for reports from the game and will soon announce possible sanctions.

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