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Sports minister wants sanctions after French soccer violence

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PARIS (AP) — French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu says domestic soccer needs a “radical” reality check following more crowd trouble in a league match between Lyon and Marseille. The violence on Sunday was the latest in a series of disturbing episodes in France. The match was halted after a fan hit Marseille player Dimitri Payet on the head with a bottle filled with water in the fourth minute. The French league says the repeated incidents are “destroying the image of the league in France and internationally.”

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