PSG fans celebration ended in violence

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Paris Saint-Germain’s celebration parade to their Ligue 1 championship had to cut short due to violence.

Held at Jardins de Trocadero, the event was supposed to last an hour, with a scheduled speech by some of the squad members, but had to be abruptly halted just after five minutes.

Riot police were sent to disperse the increasingly uneasy crowd, and resulted to firing tear gas to the mob, who had lit flares and climbed onto areas where only media should have been stationed.

According to sources, the players were set to celebrate as well on the River Seine, but were cancelled due to the earlier problem.

PSG won their league championship on Sunday after Jeremy Menez’s strike gave them a 1-0 win over Olympique Lyonnais.

This has resulted in their first Ligue 1 title since winning it last in 1994, and their current success has greatly been influenced by team owner Qatar Investment Fund.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, undoubtedly their best player, scored 27 goals in his debut season for the club.

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