Soccer News: Nine arrests after clashes between Leicester City and Napoli fans


Nine men were arrested following clashes ahead of Thursday’s Europa League match between Leicester City and Napoli at the King Power Stadium.

Problems flared up both on and off the pitch, with eight of the Leicestershire police arrested identified as fans of the Serie A Napoli club.

It was also confirmed on Friday that a man from Leicester was arrested on suspicion of violent unrest.

“Nine men were arrested last night (Thursday 16 September) following a report of football-related violence in Leicester,” said a statement from Leicestershire police.

“Shortly before 6pm, the police received a report of an ongoing fight in Millstone Lane involving fans from Naples and Leicester City.

“Eight men, identified as Napoli fans, were arrested on the spot in connection with the incident. Following further investigation, a 27-year-old man from Leicester was subsequently arrested on suspicion of violent unrest.

“All the men remain in custody at this time.

“Before the game, a report was received that a taxi driver had been a victim of racial abuse. A 39-year-old Italian man was subsequently arrested on a racially aggravated crime of public order. It was dealt with by a community resolution ”.

Fans of Leicester and Napoli also threw objects towards the end of a match that ended 2-2.


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