A DOZEN followers have been arrested after Leicester’s Europa League conflict with Napoli erupted in violence at full-time.
Round 100 police and stewards raced to the far nook of the King Energy Stadium, the place 250 Napoli followers had been housed after bottles had been thrown shortly after the full-time whistle.
A Napoli fan confronts Leicester followers from behind a police barrier
Followers climbed over security netting to assault one another
However police intervened swiftly and of their numbers to cease the violence
And there have been ugly scenes as baton-wielding cops waded in to separate rival followers as skirmishes broke out and stewards struggled to revive order.
An enchantment over the speaker system known as on supporters to “respect your club” by “moving away from the segregation line.”
Nonetheless the difficulty flared for a couple of minutes earlier than police restored some stage of order.
The violence flared after Leicester followers saw a two-goal lead wiped out by second-half strikes from Victor Osimhen, with the Napoli striker snatching an equaliser three minutes from the tip.
On the ultimate whistle Napoli’s small band of followers appeared to taunt their Leicester counterparts earlier than the temper took a sickening sinister flip.
Objects, together with bottles had been hurled into the Leicester finish, which included youngsters.
Foxes followers clambered over tarpaulin covers and stewards had been overwhelmed as punches had been thrown.
Some Italians had been seen to take away their belts which they used as weapons to assault rivals.
Police moved in and the Napoli supporters had been kettled in, surrounded by a hoop of safety and saved there for greater than half-hour whereas dwelling followers dispersed.
A police investigation is more likely to be launched into how the scenario escalated so shortly.
And Leicester will even face an anxious wait as Uefa chiefs probe the reason for the difficulty.
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With followers separated some began throwing bottles
Police fight violent Napoli thugsCredit score: Getty
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