Teargas used on Everton fans

Police targeted Everton fans with teargas and rubber bullets at Lille’s main square


As per the statement that was released earlier this week on Everton’s website that supporters without tickets would not be allowed to enter sections of the city, including the area around the stadium between 10.00 and 17:00 BST.

On Wednesday night two Everton fans suffered facial injuries after about 50 Lille supporters, armed with metal chairs, attacked them in a city centre bar.

Everton FC added: “This was the only incident in what was otherwise a good-natured evening in the city centre.”

Everton have advised supporters travelling to Lille for Thursday night’s Europa League tie to avoid the city’s main square after reports that police have fired teargas and rubber bullets.

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