Jail sentence for racial attack during football match

2nd September 2008, Comments 0 comments

A man was sentenced to four years in prison for attacking a young north African after the Strasbourg v Chateauroux game last weekend.

2 September 2008

STRASBOURG -- A man was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday for a racially-motivated assault at a football match between two French second division clubs last weekend.

The 21-year-old "skinhead" ringleader, along with three others, were convicted for their involvement in the attack on a young north African after the Strasbourg v Chateauroux game.

They are alleged to have hit and verbally insulted their victim outside the Strasbourg stadium.

The three other group members, aged between 19 and 23, were handed down eight-month suspended sentences and have been barred from the stadium for two years.

A fifth member of the group aged 17 will appear before a children's court in December.

[AFP / Expatica]

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