Skip to comments.France World Cup violence ERUPTS: 2 dead as riots break out in Paris - MILLION on streets
Posted on 07/16/2018 8:40:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
FRENCH riot police were called in to combat violence in France as riots erupted on streets and left two fans dead hours after their football team won the World Cup in Russia.
Celebrations turned to chaos in France with riots and looting as millions of French fans had been celebrating their teams 4-2 victory over Croatia in the World Cup final.
More than 500 people were arrested during the evening after the win and around 100,000 police officers were out on the streets as well as 44,000 firefighters.
In the southeast city of Annecy, police reported a 50-year-old man died after breaking his neck when he jumped into a shallow canal in celebration of the French victory.
And in the small town of Saint-Felix in northern France, a man in his thirties died after crashing his car into a tree while celebrating after the match ended.
Around 845 cars were vandalised during the evening's violence.
Journalists were attacked in the northern French city of Rouen after they refused to delete a video of a violent attack and had to be treated by medical professionals.
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Nothing good ever happens at large gatherings of French.
Riots? Over what? The French now riot when they win?
This is exactly why I was rooting against France in the final stages.
Most of these people aren’t French.
Burn, Baby, burn.
RE: Riots? Over what? The French now riot when they win?
That happens here in the USA too. I remember car burnings and gunshots in Central Detroit when the Detroit Pistons won the NBA Championship.
RE: This is exactly why I was rooting against France in the final stages.
FRANCE IS THE AFRICAN TEAM THAT WON THE WORLD CUP
Here are some of France’s World Cup Players
1) Presnel Kimpembe - Congo
2) Samuel Umtiti - Cameroon
3) Paul Pogba- Guinea
4) Kylian Mbappé - Cameroon/Nigeria
5) Ousmane Dembélé - Senegal/Mali
6) Corentin Tolisso - Togo
7) N’Golo Kanté - Mali
8) Blaise Matuidi - DR Congo, Angola
9) Steven Nzonzi - DR Congo
10) Steve Mandanda - DR Congo
11) Adil Rami - Morocco
12) Nabil Fekir - Algeria
13) Djibril Sidibé - Senegal
14) Benjamin Mendy - Senegal
Say what you want about France but their preparation for this tournament was second to none. Spent half the 19th century conquering Africa so they could build this side.
BONUS: One of their goalkeepers is a Filipino, Alphonse Areola.
Wanna stop the riots, just send in a couple of German policemen.
But that is just an average Tuesday...
I always buy a map of the deepest canals in the area whenever my team is in the finals of a major event.
For crying out loud is this how vapid and empty these peoples lives are that winning a trophy for a stupid sport causes this? People being killed because some bunch of girly men won a prize for kicking a ball around?
Croatia wins, regardless.
The only thing I find more excruciatingly boring than soccer is basketball. I would rather watch the grass growing and paint drying channel
The French sure are colorful these days.
Bring in the Scoops.
France has become as “vibrant” as America’s inner cities. I wonder if there’s a common ingredient...
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