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Napoli fans violently clashes with police inside King Power stadium

Napoli fans violently clashes with police inside King Power stadium

Napoli fans violently clashes with police inside King Power stadium

Napoli ultras clashed violently with police inside Leicester’s stadium after the teams played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in their Europa League match.

The Foxes were leading the game by two goals when Napoli stormed back to claim a point in the final minutes thanks to a brace from striker Victor Osimhen.

Tempers flared on the pitch in a fractious ending that saw Wilfred Ndidi sent off for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Tensions had been rising between the two sets of fans and dramatically boiled over after the final whistle. Police were stood in a line by a barrier between the visiting Napoli fans and the Leicester supporters at the King Power stadium.

Dozens of fans then attempted to jump over the barrier and ended up brawling with officers attempting to keep the peace.

Images show supporters from both sides throwing plastic bottles and other missiles, with some violent attackers using their belts as weapons.

Leicester put out a call on the stadium tannoy system asking all home fans to leave the arena while police attempted to contain the visiting fans.

Footage has also emerged of the Napoli ultras involved in scuffles before the game outside Leicester’s De Montfort University, again several using makeshift weapons.

Source: All Football

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