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Swedish fan gets 10 months for killing rival

2015-03-23 15:00
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Stockholm - A Swedish court has sentenced a 29-year-old soccer fan to 10 years in prison for causing the death of a supporter of a rival club during a fight before a league game last year.

The Scania and Blekinge Court of Appeal found the Helsingborg supporter guilty of "assault and involuntary manslaughter" on Monday after studying audio and video recordings of a brawl in the club's home town on March 30, 2014.

The game between Helsingborg and Djurgarden was called off in the 41st minute with the score 1-1 after word spread that a fan injured in the fighting had died.

Hooligan clashes are common in Sweden, but it was the first fatal fan violence since 2002, when a 26-year-old man was killed in Stockholm during fighting.

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