The latest football-related death has shocked France...A Paris Saint-Germain supporter has died in hospital after being mobbed by rival fans during the club's 3-0 loss to Marseille last month.
The 38-year-old spent 20 days in a coma after suffering severe head injuries during riots outside the Parc des Princes on February 28, French police said on Thursday, but the victim was not named.
A man has since been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with the attack after he was identified on CCTV footage.
Rama Yade, sports minister, has called for urgent action against those who use football as a licence to wage war against other clubs.
"The club’s survival is at stake,” he said in a statement, as reported by AP.
"The worst has happened. Passions transformed into sordid, senseless, murderous rage. Love of the team jersey has become hate for the other, hate for the sport, hate for life.”
PSG released a statement saying the club would "learn all the lessons necessary from this drama and will take decisions to push violence away from the Parc des Princes and when the team travels away.”
It's not the first time the club has been rocked by violence. In 2006 Julien Quemener was shot dead by police in violent clashes following PSG's UEFA Cup match against Hapoel Tel Aviv.
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