The World Cup was an exciting time for global fans. There were speculations over Qatar’s potential to pull off sport’s greatest spectacle, but not only has the Middle East delivered on its promise, but has also united fans from over the world.
However, all was not peace and serene during the world cup, as fan protests in France turned ugly. The city of Montpellier was host to routine fan events, but one such event turned ugly after a French car displaying the French flag ran over a young person from Morocco.
Without mentioning either the identity nor age of the victim, the Herault prefecture in France’s Montpellier wrote a brief note about the “violent” hit-and-run event.
“A young boy was violently hit [on] Wednesday evening in Montpellier by a driver after the semi-final match of the football World Cup. He was transferred to the hospital in absolute emergency, where he died shortly after medical treatment. My thoughts are with his family and friends,” the prefecture wrote.
While authorities are currently displaying the atrocity as an accident, local eye witness records believe there could be some foul play at work, especially since there were riots between the two sets of fans earlier.
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