Sunday, August 09, 2009

111 Polish hooligans arrested in Copenhagen

One hundred and eleven Polish football hooligans have been arrested in the capital of Denmark following aggression and near-rioting before Thursday night’s Europa Legue match.

Poland’s Legia Warszawa team faced off against Denmark’s Broendby Copenhagen Thursday in the first leg of a third-round qualifier. The match took place in Warsaw and ended in a 1:1 draw.

Before the match, stimulated fans’ energy became aggressive and near-rioting broke out. One hundred eleven Poles were detained. Five amongst them were arrested and will stand in court today for sentencing. The rest were freed.

Police were forced to use tear gas to break up the violence.