Five Marseille fans jailed after clashes

MARSEILLE - Five Olympique Marseille fans have received prison sentences of up to 18 months for throwing projectiles at police amid clashes with Paris Saint-Germain supporters, a French court said on Monday.

Twenty people, including 11 police officers, were hurt in the clashes on October 25.

The court said the five men, aged 18 to 25, received sentences ranging from three months suspended to 18 months in jail.

No further details were available.

The violence erupted after the Ligue 1 match between the two sides was postponed because three PSG players had been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus.

The game between the fierce rivals will be played on Friday.