Fair play with the ultras, result in support of the PSG women's team as for men
Weapons, fireworks and drugs, the holy trinity of any self-respecting football hooligan, were found on board a coach who brought the Paris Saint-Germain fans to the Champions League match against Chelsea Women on Thursday evening.
The weapons – including knives and a brass knuckle – were recovered by the Metropolitan Police along with Class A drugs. A man was arrested for possession while the rest of the passengers were safely escorted by the police.
According to Jacqui Oatley, hooligans also damaged Chelsea's Kingsmeadow before the game.
This is the coach of PSG supporters who is sent back to France. I was told that there were weapons, dusters and knives, as well as drugs on board. They damaged Chelsea's Kingsmeadow this morning before returning later. Banned from male and youth games PSG but not from women. pic.twitter.com/5u1IdTvUTm
– Jacqui Oatley (@JacquiOatley) 21 March 2019
Chelsea manager Emma Hayes told BBC Sport about the incident:
"We must remember that the women's game is progressing, that the fans are following, and with this comes the same level of scrutiny, and in the end they must behave, whether they are our fans or their fans."
"The police took care of what they had to do, and I expect the organization and preparation will ensure that our fans are safe, I don't think we should discourage anyone from going."
Chelsea won the first leg 2-0 thanks to two goals in the final by Hannah Blundell and Erin Cuthbert and will travel to Paris next Wednesday with a great chance of reaching the semi-finals.