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Arsenal fan stabbed

2009-03-12 06:54

Rome - An Arsenal fan was stabbed in the leg and two others were injured in incidents before Wednesday's Champions League match in Rome, the Premier League club said.

The stab victim was attacked after AS Roma fans boarded a bus taking Arsenal supporters to the Stadio Olimpico, a club spokesperson said, adding that the victim was not in a life-threatening condition.

The others suffered head injuries in incidents outside the ground.

"Arsenal Football Club and the Metropolitan Police deplore the incident as the safety of our supporters is the highest priority," a statement said.

Violence has marred several Roma matches in Europe in recent years, most prominently in two games against English club Manchester United in 2007.

Arsenal reached the quarter-finals of the competition with a 7-6 penalty shoot-out win on Wednesday after a 1-0 defeat on the night left the score level on aggregate.

Reuters

Comments
  • marinda - 2009-03-12 12:26

    tipical roma fans can't take the loss as usual glad they won love

  • Anonymous User - 2009-03-12 12:46

    I sympathise with the victims but am glad this happened in a civilised country in Europe and not here at home or else THEY would've raise their voices again to move the WC elsewhere.

  • smokey-smurf - 2009-03-12 13:15

    I thought they never walk alone?

  • Sesi - 2009-03-12 13:49

    Do these things happen in Europe? I though only in Africa.

  • Anonymous User - 2009-03-12 13:52

    @smokey-smurf. That would be Liverpool Bud

  • Adrian - 2009-03-12 14:37

    Sesi - FYI, these things have always happened in Europe! Marinda - if you read the article properly you will see that the incident occurred before the match, and how do you know what a typical roma fan is like?!! To smokey-smurf - i think you might be confused with another english team that wears red (and no, its not man utd). Its hilarious when people who know nothing abour football make such ridiculous comments!!

  • Adrian - 2009-03-12 14:44

    Sesi - FYI, these things have always happened in Europe! Marinda - if you read the article properly you will see that the incident occurred before the match, and how do you know what a typical roma fan is like?!! To smokey-smurf - i think you might be confused with another english team that wears red (and no, its not man utd). Its hilarious when people who know nothing abour football make such ridiculous comments!!

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