Europa Conference League final- Fiorentina fans arrested as video shows West Ham fans ‘attacked’ with weapons

West Ham fans have been attacked in Prague before Wednesday night’s Europa Conference League final.

Clips on social media shows clashes between supporters in the Czech capital ahead of the game.

Czech Police shared an image of fans being arrested

It has been claimed that Fiorentina ultras attacked West Ham fans with weapons and fireworks.

A tweet by Czech Police shows at least 16 Fiorentina fans have been arrested followed the incidents in the city.

A statement read: “Italy fans attacked West Ham fans in a bar in Rytirska Street, injuring three. One policeman was also attacked.

“We have arrested 16 people and we are currently investigating the whole incident.”

Czech Police drafted in an extra 250 officers ahead of the final between West Ham and Fiorentina.

Around 20,000 Hammers fans are expected to travel to the Czech capital, but the majority are without tickets as both clubs only have an allocation of less than 5,000 each for the match.

Fan parks will be set up in the city centre so those supporters without tickets can watch the match on a big screen.

A shuttle bus service has also been arranged to ferry fans straight from the airport to the parks.

Fiorentina ultras are out causing havoc in Prague!! 😨

West Ham’s semi-final victory at AZ Alkmaar was marred by a large group of Dutch fans attempting to storm a section full of the friends and family of West Ham’s players and staff.

Wednesday’s final is West Ham’s first in Europe since 1976, and they are bidding to win a first trophy since the FA Cup 43 years ago.


Source: talkSPORT

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