Sunday, September 13, 2009

Polish football hooligans threaten to kill Irish

Polish police are concerned that the Poland - Northern Ireland World Cup qualifier on Saturday could turn into a blood bath.

Supporters of the Ruch Chorzow football club have threatened to kill Northern Irish fans on Saturday, during the World Cup qualifying match between Northern Ireland and Poland.

In the first match against the two teams in Belfast earlier this year, rioting broke out before, during and after the game.

“Your fans had better stay away from my town. They will get stabbed when they come to Chorzow. Maybe they will get killed,” Krzysztof, the leader of the ultra-violent told the Belfast Telepgraph.

The Northern Irish newspaper warns that ‘Psycho Fans’ will be supported by thousands of football hooligans from across Poland, including the group’s rivals from Katowice, Poznan and Krakow.

“We carry knives, taser guns, batons, machetes and we have no fear,” Belfast Telegraph quotes Krzysztof.

The ‘Psycho Fans’ leader announced that after Saturday’s match, played at the Silesian Stadium in the southern city of Chorzow, his group will be known not only all over Poland, but all over Northern Ireland, as they plan to kill at least one Irish football fan.

Polish hooligans want to take revenge on the Irish for the racist attacks on the homes of Eastern Europeans in Belfast in March after Polish-Irish match at Windsor Park stadium. Northern Ireland won the game 3-2, which resulted in violent riots, in which several people were injured and nine hooligans, mainly Polish were arrested.

The Irish newspaper writes that it is fairly easy to buy machetes and other weapons, such as swords, knives, taser guns and pepper sprays, in Poland. They cost only 39 zloty (9.5 euro) and can be obtained without a license.