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44 police injured in French football clashes

© AFP | Police keep fans away before the French Ligue 1 match Bastia vs Marseille, at the Armand Cesari stadium in Bastia, on Corsica island, on August 9, 2014Police keep fans away before the French Ligue 1 match Bastia vs Marseille, at the Armand Cesari stadium in Bastia, on Corsica island, on August 9, 2014

Fourty-four French riot and para-military police officers were injured when clashes broke out after a football match between Marseille and Bastia, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

In a statement the ministry said 10 members of the CRS riot police and 34 gendarmes were injured when violence broke out at the stadium on the island of Corsica "before and after" the Ligue 1 match, which ended in a draw on Saturday night.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve called for "an end to this violent behaviour, especially towards security forces who must be respected."

It was unclear what prompted the clashes.

In April the Upper Corsican municipality banned supporters of neighbouring club AC Ajaccio from going to Furiani stadium for a match against Bastia.