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Scottish police question French players after brawl reports

12 February, 2018, 16:59 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
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Police Scotland says French rugby players were interviewed as "potential witnesses" after reports in Scotland's Herald newspaper of an incident at a bar following the French defeat to Scotland in the Six Nations on Sunday.

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The French rugby federation confirmed in a brief statement that some players were questioned, but did not elaborate.

The chartered Jet2 flight to Paris was due to take off at 1100, but was still on the tarmac as of 1pm.

France's players sing the national anthem before the Six Nations worldwide rugby union match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield.

Members of the squad are said to have been escorted off a plane departing Edinburgh Airport on Monday morning. We are awaiting more information'.

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Scottish police are now questioning members of the French rugby team about an alleged fight in Edinburgh last night, according to reports. Nous sommes en attente de plus d'informations.

Cops launched a probe and spoke to a number of the France stars before establishing no crime took place.

L'Equipe are reporting that the squad's specially chartered plane home is now stuck on the tarmac at Edinburgh Airport.

The French news site Rugbyrama said several players were seen "tipsy" in the Tiger Lily bar on George Street.

Reports also suggested the players were detained because they were involved in a fight in an Edinburgh bar following their loss.

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