Utter chaos as Ivory Coast vs Senegal match abandoned due to fans invading pitch – Africa-News

Ivory Coast’s friendly international meeting with Senegal was abandoned after fans invaded the pitch and confronted the players.

With the score level at 1-1 after 88 minutes at the Stade Sebastien Charlety in Paris, supporters were able to bypass stewards and actively engage both sets of players in what was a worrying lapse of security.

As one shocking image demonstrates, a fan actually grabs Ivory Coast star Lamine Gassama, seemingly attempting to tackle him to the ground.

Ivory Coast vs Senegal 2017

Ivory Coast vs Senegal 2017

The players were then ordered to return to the changing rooms by referee Tony Chapron, with the game officially abandoned with just a couple of minutes of normal time remaining.

Liverpool star Sadio Mane had given Senegal the lead in the game as he converted from the penalty spot in the second half.

Cyriac Gohi Bi equalised just a couple of minutes later although the game will be remembered for all the wrong reasons following the unpleasant scenes involving supporters.

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Publish date : 27 March 2017 | 9:43 pm

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