Five Marseille fans jailed for attacks on players

Apr 24, 2015, 07:49 IST | AFP

France: Prison sentences of between 11 and 15 years were handed down to five Marseille ultra fans who launched a series of terrifying attacks against players of the French giants yesterday.

A court heard that the fans, all in their teens, targeted Brazilian defender Hilton Vitorino da Silva, his wife and children.

The heaviest sentence, of 15 years, was handed down to a 17-year-old supporter.

Of the four others, one was sentenced to 11 years behind bars, another to 13 years while two were jailed for 12 years each.

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