Leicester and Napoli fans in stadium bust-up with bottles thrown and police involved as appeal goes over speaker

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LEICESTER’S Europa League battle with Napoli erupted in violence after rival fans clashed at full-time – with some utilizing their belts as weapons.

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

A Napoli fan confronts Leicester fans 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 in their numbers to cease the violence

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

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

However the issue flared for a couple of minutes ahead of police restored some stage of order.

The violence flared after Leicester fans 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 fans appeared to taunt their Leicester counterparts ahead of the temper took a sickening sinister flip.

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


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Foxes fans  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 bigger than half-hour whereas  residence fans 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 issue.

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

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