The CROWD chaos led to the suspension of Marseille vs Galatasaray as rival fans lashed out at each other and brawled in the stands.
Ref Pawel Raczkowski was forced to call off the Europa League clash as anger boiled over at the tense Stade Velodrome.
Play was suspended for about eight minutes just before half time as rival supporters fired pyrotechnics and fought stewards trying to control them.
Galatasaray boss Fatih Terim and both captains Fernando Muslera and Dimitri Payet attempted to restore the peace by appealing to Yobes.
Ultimately, the riot police were called in to restore the spirit of peace and the game resumed with a score of 0–0.
The incident is yet another in a growing list of ugly moments for French football.
Marseille in particular has found itself in the limelight for the wrong reasons several times this year.
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They were involved in a massive brawl with Nice fans and players last month after Pete dodged a bottle thrown back at supporters.
Marseille fans then engaged in clashes with their Metz rivals, which spilled over to the pitch after a furious 0–0 draw.
Elsewhere, Lillee vs. Lens was halted after fans invaded the pitch before riot police arrived.
And Metz keeper Alexandre Okidja had to be dragged after going berserk at Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe to celebrate the late winner.
Once again, Group E’s clash ended goalless, with Galatasaray finishing on top four points ahead of Lazio, while Marseille finished third after a pair of draws.