SOCCER-Bastia supporters charge at Lyon in latest French hooligan incident


PARIS, April 16 (Reuters) - Olympique Lyon players fled the pitch after a pre-match training session when they were charged by supporters of Corsican side SC Bastia, according to television pictures and a Twitter statement from Olympique Lyon on Sunday.

Television pictures on social media showed the Lyon players running off the pitch in Bastia and returning to their dressing-room to escape the fans.

The trouble delayed the start of the Ligue 1 game which had been due to kick off at 1500 GMT.

It was the second time in a week that Olympique Lyon had faced hooligan problems, after crowd trouble before Thursday's Europa League game in Lyon against Turkish side Besiktas which is being investigated by UEFA. (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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