Clashes in the streets of Montpellier in southern France resulted in the death of a 14-year-old Moroccan football fan
The French authorities announced in the early hours of Thursday, December 15, that a minor has died after being run over by a driver who fled the scene of the accident in the city of Montpelier.
The tragedy occurred minutes after the semifinal of the World Cup between France and Morocco which ended with France defeating Morocco by a 2-to-1 victory.
The result of the match gave way to a series of riots on the streets of some French cities (see video at bottom of the article). Police arrested around 250 football fans at the scene of the accident.
The 14-year -old boy was rushed to a nearby hospital after being hit by the car, but sadly died shortly after being treated. The tweeted video below actually shows the Moroccan fans removing the flag from the car that caused the boy’s death.
According to the Hérault prefecture, the vehicle was found near the scene of the accident and turned over to the police. The French Police have launched an investigation into the tragic accident.
The president of the French Council of the Muslim Faith, Mohammed Moussaoui, has condemned the death of the minor on social networks, urging that “everything possible be done to arrest the perpetrator of this heinous crime.” “A motorist ran over Moroccan followers in Montpellier, leaving a child between life and death. Our prayers for him and our support for his loved ones,” added Moussaoui.