PSG warns Croatian authorities of hooligan threat

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PARIS (AP) -Paris Saint-Germain has warned Croatian authorities that about 100 hooligans are rumored to be travelling to Wednesday's Champions League match against Dinamo Zagreb.

PSG has already said it will not provide club travel for supporters because of security concerns. But the club issued another statement on Sunday, saying "a persistent rumor exists that 100 individuals known to be dangerous will travel independently to Zagreb for this match, which is classified as high risk by UEFA."

PSG said it "has alerted the Croatian authorities to this threat," adding "these people, overstepping the orders of the club, are in no way representative of Paris Saint-Germain."

Hooliganism was rife among a section of hardcore PSG supporters from 1985 to 2010. Dinamo Zagreb has a notorious hooligan element known as "BBB" (Bad Blue Boys).

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