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According to reports, fans of Newcastle were assaulted at a bar in Paris prior to their game against Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday.
A video circulating on social media showed a crowd of Newcastle supporters in a pub being assaulted with fireworks, flares, and thrown chairs.
Over 2,000 supporters from the UK have made the trip to attend Newcastle’s last away match in their first Champions League tournament in twenty years.
The incident occurred while members of the Newcastle United Supporters’ Club were present at Café Seguin. According to the club, the police had requested Corcoran’s Boulogne to close at 10pm. As a result, some Newcastle fans relocated to Café Seguin to continue their evening.
“A crowd of approximately 30 supporters of PSG gathered outside and proceeded to throw a flare, chairs, and other objects at the windows and doors.”
No one was seriously injured and they departed. The recommendation is for everyone to stay united and care for one another.
According to NUSC, the videos exaggerated the severity of the situation.
In September, a 58-year-old Newcastle fan named Eddie McKay was stabbed while on his way to the away match against Milan. He had to seek hospital treatment for his injuries.
McKay was violently attacked without reason by individuals wearing balaclavas while in Milan. He sustained injuries to his back and shoulder before being rescued by police, but has since fully recovered.
The football club Newcastle has issued an official warning to its fans. In a statement on their website, the club strongly advises fans to steer clear of the Auteuil area in Paris and to keep this in mind when traveling to Parc des Princes for the match.
At St James’ Park, Newcastle emerged victorious over PSG with a score of 4-1. However, they currently hold the last position in their group, trailing behind Borussia Dortmund by three points.
According to Howe, it is crucial that we do not experience defeat in our upcoming game. This match will determine the success of our Champions League journey, and we are determined to put forth our best effort.
The Independent has reached out to Newcastle for a response.
According to information from PA.
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