Fans ar­rested, in­jured af­ter vi­o­lence dur­ing Frank­furt soc­cer match

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

SALZBURG, Aus­tria — Po­lice in Salzburg say 25 peo­ple were ar­rested and seven in­jured, in­clud­ing two po­lice of­fi­cers, in the Aus­trian town of Eu­gen­dorf fol­low­ing fan vi­o­lence at a friendly game be­tween Ein­tra­cht Frank­furt and Leeds. Po­lice say about 50 Frank­furt fans stormed the sta­dium en­trance and in­jured se­cu­rity staff on Tues­day night, while fans from both clubs fought on the field af­ter the match, which Frank­furt won 2-1. They later con­tin­ued their clashes in the vil­lage cen­tre. Po­lice used pep­per spray to sep­a­rate the ri­val groups. It says all ar­rested fans were sent home while crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tions go on but it has given no up­date on the ex­tent of the in­juries. Lo­cal author­i­ties say the game was at­tended by 1,100 spec­ta­tors, in­clud­ing 300 Frank­furt and 450 Leeds fans.

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