Dozen arrested after Leicester and Napoli fans clash during Europa League match
eicestershire Police made 12 arrests
on Thursday evening following crowd disorder at the King Power Stadium during Leicester City’s Europa League match against Napoli.
Leicester’s 2-2 draw with the Serie A side ended amid scenes of crowd disorder, with fans throwing plastic bottles at one another.
Skirmishes then broke out as police officers attempted to separate rival fans.
An appeal over the speaker system called on supporters to “respect your club” by “moving away from the segregation line.”
Napoli supporters were held back at the King Power Stadium following the disturbances In Europa League.
UEFA have said they will wait on the referee’s report before deciding whether or not to open an investigation,
although The Athletic understands that charges against both teams are likely.
Leicester officials are studying video footage to identify offenders, who could face stadium bans.
The disorder at the King Power Stadium came after Leicestershire
Police made nine arrests earlier in the evening following a report of football-related violence ahead of the match.
The police force said in a statement on Friday that it had received a report of a fight taking place in Millstone Lane, close to Leicester’s ground, involving fans of the two teams.
Eight Napoli fans were arrest at the scene. A 27-year-old man from Leicester was later arrest on suspicion of violent disorder.
Two men were meanwhile arrested prior to the match on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offenses.
Napoli’s Victor Osimhen scored twice in the second half to secure a point for the Serie A side after Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes had given Leicester a 2-0 lead.
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