International

3 fans hospitalized in ticket rush

2015-07-13 13:48
(File, Shutterstock)

Tbilisi - Three people have been hospitalized and dozens needed medical treatment after fans rushed to buy tickets for the UEFA Super Cup match between Barcelona and Sevilla in the the ex-Soviet nation of Georgia.

A large crowd of fans descended on kiosks in the capital Tbilisi as tickets went on sale Sunday for the Aug. 11 game. Hundreds of would-be ticket buyers tried to break through a line of police before special forces personnel wielding riot shields and batons restored order.

The conditions of those hospitalized were not immediately clear. Many others were treated by ambulance crews on site.

Around 22,000 tickets have been earmarked for sale by the Georgian Football Federation. Some of the allocation was made available online but sales were disrupted by hackers.

Read more on:    sevilla  |  barcelona  |  uefa super cup  |  la liga  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.