The French Football League (LFP) has said it will not take any sanctions against Ligue 1 club Amiens after a barrier collapsed inside the team’s stadium during a home match against Lille in September.
Visiting Lille supporters had been celebrating Fodo Ballo-Toure’s 16th minute goal at the Stade de La Licorne, when a barrier collapsed and caused dozens of fans to fall around one-and-a-half metres onto the pitch.
A security meeting held immediately after the incident led to the match being abandoned, with an agreement to replay the match at a later date.
Sources at the local hospital in Amiens told the Associated Press news agency that 29 people were injured in the collapse and the FDJ said it would investigate.
However, the LFP disciplinary commission has now said in a statement that it has opted to close the case, having found no evidence of wrongdoing from either Amiens or Lille.
Shortly after the incident, Amiens president Bernard Joannin pledged to provide the necessary funds to improve Stade de la Licorne.
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