- Napoli and Leicester Metropolis followers had been engaged in violent clashes after a Europa League match on Thursday.
- Supporters threw punches and kicks whereas some had been seen utilizing belts as weapons.
- Leicester Live reports that a minimum of 12 arrests have been made following the violence.
Napoli and Leicester Metropolis soccer followers launched missiles, threw punches, and whipped one another with belts in a violent conflict on the King Energy Stadium on Thursday.
Tempers flared after the 2 sides drew 2-2 within the UEFA Europa League, which noticed Leicester’s Wilfried Ndidi despatched off the ultimate moments.
Masked Napoli supporters had been seen combating with cops, who had been attempting to stop them crossing a barrier between them, and the house part.
Those that did handle to cross had been seen hitting Leicester followers with belts, who fought again with kicks and punches of their very own.
Supporters from either side additionally threw plastic bottles and different missiles at one another.
Leicester put out a name on its stadium tannoy system asking all house followers to “respect your club” and depart whereas police tried to comprise the visiting followers.
Leicester and Napoli followers conflict on the King Energy Stadium.
Some followers had been seen utilizing belts as weapons.
Police tried to manage the carnage.
The 2 units of followers had additionally clashed earlier than the match.
A video posted on social media appeared to point out a bunch of Napoli ultras charging at others exterior an area college, once more utilizing their belts as weapons, whereas one particular person was seen throwing a chair.
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Leicester Live reports that a minimum of 12 arrests have been made following Thursday’s violent scenes.
“All the excitement for Europe spoilt once again by the minority. CCTV will be viewed and those responsible will be held to account,” stated Leicester Police in a tweet, per Leicester Stay.
“Behaviour by some was a disgrace. Well done and thank you to those who didn’t get involved. Twelve arrests so far and counting.”
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