A dozen arrested after Leicester and Napoli followers’ stadium bust-up with bottles thrown belts used as weapons


A DOZEN followers have been arrested after Leicester’s Europa League battle with Napoli erupted in violence at full-time.

Around 100 police and stewards raced to the far nook of the King Power Stadium, the place 250 Napoli followers have been housed after bottles have been thrown shortly after the full-time whistle.

A Napoli fan confronts Leicester followers from behind a police barrier
Fans climbed over safety netting to attack each other
Fans climbed over security netting to assault one another
But police intervened swiftly and in their numbers to stop the violence
But police intervened swiftly and of their numbers to cease the violence

And there have been ugly scenes as baton-wielding cops waded in to separate rival followers as skirmishes broke out and stewards struggled to revive order.

An enchantment over the speaker system referred to as on supporters to “respect your club” by “moving away from the segregation line.”

However the problem flared for a couple of minutes earlier than police restored some stage of order.

The violence flared after Leicester followers seen a two-goal lead worn out by second-half strikes from Victor Osimhen, with the Napoli striker snatching an equaliser three minutes from the tip.

On the ultimate phrase whistle Napoli’s small band of followers appeared to taunt their Leicester counterparts earlier than the temper took a sickening sinister flip.

Objects, collectively with bottles have been hurled into the Leicester finish, which included kids.


Foxes followers clambered over tarpaulin covers and stewards have been overwhelmed as punches have been thrown.

Some Italians have been seen to take away their belts which they used as weapons to assault rivals.

Police moved in and the Napoli supporters have been kettled in, surrounded by a hoop of  safety and saved there for increased than half-hour whereas residence followers dispersed.

A police investigation is liable to be launched into how the state of affairs escalated so rapidly.

And Leicester will even face an anxious wait as Uefa chiefs probe the rationale for the problem.

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With fans separated some started throwing bottles
With followers separated some began throwing bottles
Police combat violent Napoli thugs
Police fight violent Napoli thugsCredit: Getty

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