Football: Ukrainian football fans outraged by Italy's reception

20:34 Nov. 24, 2016

Ukrainian football fans outraged by Italy's reception

Dynamo fans during a play Napoli-Dynamo, Naples, Italy, November 23, 2016 (GettyImages)

Over 80 Ukrainian team supporters spent a night in a jail

Fans of Kyiv football team Dynamo were barred from entering the stadium to see the game. Italian police say the decision was made after clashes with local Napoli fans.

Yet, the fans themselves tell a different story: they were taken off the train to Naples. Police said that it will take them directly to the stadium to avoid any disturbances. Instead, Ukrainians were driven to a police station. Officers took away their passports and searched and photographed everybody.


People spent eight hours in a station yard without food or water. After that, the fans were released, no charges were indicted.

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Before the incident, several fights happened in Naples between fans of Napoli and Dynamo. Several Ukrainians were seriously injured during the incidents, two of them are hospitalized with stab wounds.

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