Saint-Etienne lose 3 points, hit with 4-match stadium ban over fan violence
Relegated to Ligue 2, team's supporters clashed with police after marching into pitch to attack players
AS Saint-Etienne have lost three points after fans invaded the field last month in a match that resulted in the French side's relegation to the second-tier Ligue 2.
They received a six-point deduction with three suspended, the Ligue de Football Professionnel confirmed on Thursday after the crowd trouble that saw fans clash with police.
Saint-Etienne will also play their first four home matches without spectators at Geoffroy-Guichard, as two of the six-match ban they handed were suspended.
On May 30, Saint-Etienne lost the Ligue 1 Play-out Round Game 2 against Auxerre with 5-4 penalties and were relegated after 18 consecutive seasons in Ligue 1.
Following the defeat, their supporters clashed with police after marching the pitch to attack the players.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.