-z6tbNT_iYwTwo Celtic FC fans were stabbed in Rome on Wednesday evening as they clashed with Lazio supporters ahead of their teams’ Europa League match.

The incident took place outside the Flann O’Brien pub where supporters of the Glasgow club had gathered. Italian police said the pair have been transported to hospital for treatment.

Celtic and Lazio are scheduled to play in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico on Thursday evening. Their first clash on October 24 resulted in a 2-1 win for the Scottish team but also led to Europe’s football governing body, UEFA, to charge both clubs for their fans’ behaviour.

Both sides face disciplinary action for the display of an “illicit banner” with Celtic also charged with “illicit chants”. The case will be dealt with during a meeting of the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on November 21.

Ahead of their second meeting, Celtic had issued guidance to the 8,000 fans expected to travel to the Italian capital, asking them to “keep a low profile” and to “avoid wearing club colours while walking around the city”.

Source

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Sport in England to restart from 1 June, says government

The Independent employs over 100 journalists around the world to bring you news you can trust. Please consider a contribution or subscription. The government have given the official green light to elite sport returning behind closed doors in England from…

‘I got the US visa… now there’s fire in my belly’: Chinese UFC champ Zhang beats coronavirus fears, ready for Jedrzejczyk test

UFC women’s strawweight champion Zhang meets Polish former titleholder Jedrzejczyk in the co-main event of UFC 248 at T-Mobile Arena on March 7. There were fears that the bout – which is Zhang’s first defense of the title she won…

Masahiro Tanaka released from hospital

Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka was hit in the head by a Giancarlo Stanton line drive during a simulated game on Saturday afternoon. He remained on the ground for a while before exiting the field with the help of trainers. He…

Sone Akira seals Tokyo 2020 spot with Osaka Grand Slam win

Excitement at the Osaka Grand Slam on its third and final day. Georgian powerhouse Beka Gviniashvili was Man of the Day, after a thrilling contest against Uzbekistan’s Davlat Bobonov. The Uzbek pulled ahead, scoring waza-ari, but Gviniashvili evened up. The…