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      Roma fans attack Liverpool supporters at Anfield
      Apr 24, 2018 10:51:37 pm
      Being reported by the BBC



      Police investigate serious assault outside Anfield
      Police are investigating a serious assault of a man outside Anfield before Liverpool's Champions League semi-final match with Roma.

      Merseyside Police said the attack happened at about 19:35 BST outside the Albert pub on Walton Breck Road.

      There were clashes between Liverpool and Roma supporters shortly before kick-off.

      About 80 Roma fans are thought to have used a side road to reach an area populated by Liverpool supporters.

      One supporter was seen motionless on the road and BBC Sport footage showed another fan carrying a hammer.

      Trouble broke out behind the Kop End, with reports of Roma supporters attacking home fans.

      BBC Sport News correspondent David Ornstein said the pre-match trouble started when a "group of Roma fans arrived via Venmore Street, burst on to Walton Breck Road and attacked, many using belts".

      He said a Liverpool fan was knocked to the floor and received lengthy medical treatment.

      He added that there were "skirmishes, projectiles" and at least one person had "a hammer".

      Sunday Times football correspondent Jonathan Northcroft tweeted that the "attack was sudden", adding that the "Roma group were chased down the street before police arrived".

      Police are appealing for anyone with video footage or information to contact them.

      https://twitter.com/TheFootyStands/status/988878484700311552
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      Reply #1: Apr 24, 2018 10:54:30 pm
      Did not know about this before or during the match. Sounds awful and the consequences cannot be good.
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      Reply #2: Apr 24, 2018 10:59:21 pm
      I feel sick , absolutely disgusting, and for what exactly?
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      Reply #3: Apr 24, 2018 10:59:23 pm
      Did not know about this before or during the match. Sounds awful and the consequences cannot be good.
      This needs to be met with severe punishment for the club. They have history of attacking opposition supporters (Spurs) and it’s clearly not 1 or 2 individuals. Apparently 80 odd looking for trouble and many carrying hammers, belts etc.

      Absolutely shocking news and football really pales into insignificance in light of such matters. Heartbreaking stuff.
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      Reply #4: Apr 24, 2018 11:02:32 pm
      Absolute scum
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      Reply #5: Apr 24, 2018 11:09:43 pm
      End of the same video above but from the other side of the road.  Notable lack of large police presence which is a surprise given Roma fans reputation.

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      Reply #6: Apr 24, 2018 11:13:15 pm
      Disgrace. Ban the team from Europe next season and make them play behind closed doors the year after.

      Unacceptable.
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      Reply #7: Apr 24, 2018 11:14:56 pm
      did anyone demand an apology from their manager and club like we made after some f**king bottles hit a bus?

      horrific. genuinely worried for those going next week.

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      Reply #8: Apr 24, 2018 11:27:29 pm
      Police must have known the Roma fans have a reputation and lets be honest about this we have plenty who can stir up trouble. The City thing was a disgrace. But the police have to get a grip. Thugs will wreck the game.

      Can't take any interest when stuff like this happens.
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      Reply #9: Apr 24, 2018 11:45:01 pm
      Ruins it for everyone.
      There will no doubt be mayhem in Rome next week and we'll get the blame and end up getting banned, again !
      Looking at that footage, where the f**k are the police? doesn't give our fans travelling to Rome next week confidence does it?
      I hate this sh*t, I really do :f_steam:
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      Reply #10: Apr 25, 2018 12:07:27 am
      Ruins it for everyone.
      There will no doubt be mayhem in Rome next week and we'll get the blame and end up getting banned, again !
      Looking at that footage, where the f**k are the police? doesn't give our fans travelling to Rome next week confidence does it?
      I hate this sh*t, I really do :f_steam:

      Yes I hate violence of any kind. On BBC Ceefax that the police have arrested a man in connection to the assault.

      But your right it does ruin the game. Puts me off taking an interest. Just hope the guy injured pulls thru.
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      Reply #11: Apr 25, 2018 12:17:38 am
      Awful, awful news.

      Stay safe to those flying out for the second leg.
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      Reply #12: Apr 25, 2018 12:53:14 am
      It was always going to be a concern when the tie was announced, but thought the home leg would be safe enough.

      When I travel to away games at club or international level in sensitive places, I never wear colours until I am in the stadium, so as not to make myself a sitting duck if aggro does flare up. It's the safest, if not the most fun thing to do.
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      Reply #13: Apr 25, 2018 12:55:38 am
      Typical itie shithouse behaviour expected nothing less from them rats.

      Good to see the police have already arrested 2 italians on suspicion of attempted murder.
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      Reply #14: Apr 25, 2018 01:11:48 am
      Hope the travelling Kop have stab proof protection for their buttocks whilst in Rome.. Read an article just claiming that's where they attack you... Not to kill but humiliate you..

      Sickos..
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      Reply #15: Apr 25, 2018 01:34:19 am
      Yes I hate violence of any kind. On BBC Ceefax that the police have arrested a man in connection to the assault.

      But your right it does ruin the game. Puts me off taking an interest. Just hope the guy injured pulls thru.

      Yeah they're cu*ts yes. Hope they go to nick the horrible bas**rds..

      But I've got to ask, Ceefax? That still going?
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      Reply #16: Apr 25, 2018 06:25:28 am
      So the guy is in critical condition, not stabbed but seemingly received several blows to the head. 2 guys charged with attempted murder.

      Just read the article on BBC and they are on about our fans using flares. Really? Is that important at the moment?
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      Reply #17: Apr 25, 2018 06:30:55 am
      Their home leg should be played behind closed doors with only our Supporters allowed in.  Cu*ts! 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
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      Reply #18: Apr 25, 2018 06:43:33 am
      Hope the travelling Kop have stab proof protection for their buttocks whilst in Rome.. Read an article just claiming that's where they attack you... Not to kill but humiliate you..

      Sickos..

      My old man was there in 84 said it was absolute mayhem.

      My brothers heading out for the second leg, it’s a worry, you’d have thought at Anfield nothing would happen, especially right outside the stadium.

      Hope the injured lads pull through.
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      Reply #20: Apr 25, 2018 08:30:51 am
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      Reply #21: Apr 25, 2018 09:01:13 am
      Firstly lets hope the man attacked comes through. Not in a good way by all accounts.

      Amazes me how UEFA go mad about people standing in aisles or a few cans getting thrown at buses or flares being lit but when a human being is attacked in the street not a peep from them
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      Reply #22: Apr 25, 2018 09:39:18 am
      Firstly lets hope the man attacked comes through. Not in a good way by all accounts.

      Amazes me how UEFA go mad about people standing in aisles or a few cans getting thrown at buses or flares being lit but when a human being is attacked in the street not a peep from them
      Quite amazing isn't it mate?,my nephew was at the game last night  with his girl & did witness one of the Roma fans get literally dived on top of by a policeman , they handcuffed the fan & frogmarched him away.
      I hope to God the 53 year old red pulls through ,someone's dad just going about his business & wanting to watch the mighty reds and ends up in a critical condition.
      Can't speak for anyone else but it's enough to put me off footie seeing & reading about stuff like that ,it's absolutely vile that someone could  do something like that to a fellow human being.
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      Reply #23: Apr 25, 2018 09:49:32 am
      AS Roma official statement

      BY AS ROMA, 24 minutes ago
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      AS Roma condemns in the strongest possible terms the abhorrent behavior of a small minority of traveling fans who brought shame on the club and the vast majority of Roma’s well-behaved supporters at Anfield after getting involved in clashes with Liverpool supporters before last night’s fixture.

      There is no place for this type of vile behavior in football and the club is now cooperating with Liverpool Football Club, UEFA and the authorities.

      The club’s thoughts and prayers are with the 53-year-old Liverpool fan in hospital and his family at this time.
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      Reply #24: Apr 25, 2018 01:42:55 pm
      Really sad to hear about the man attacked by these scum f***ers, should not happen.  Lets hope he pulls through.

      How many times do Roma get away with this????  UEFA never take any action.  All the focus pre match on sky sports was jim white & kirsty gallagher waiting for the roma bus to be attacked.  And KG said "we can see a police horse protecting.." and when they showed what she was taking about she shut up because there was nothing going and no one else there apart from the police horse. Talk about trying to stir things up.

      Funny how they never reported on scum roma fans.  Lets see what sh*te they put on tonight and whether they address it as a premeditated attack by roma fans with belts, hammers & knives or will be shown as fans altercations!!!!!

      Roma should be kicked out of the competition and banned for a number of years.

      Hope our fans stay safe next week because i have a feeling there will be much more trouble over there, and lets be honest their police will be about as much use as a chocolate fire guard.

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      Reply #25: Apr 25, 2018 02:22:40 pm
      Really sad to hear about the man attacked by these scum f***ers, should not happen.  Lets hope he pulls through.

      How many times do Roma get away with this????  UEFA never take any action.  All the focus pre match on sky sports was jim white & kirsty gallagher waiting for the roma bus to be attacked.  And KG said "we can see a police horse protecting.." and when they showed what she was taking about she shut up because there was nothing going and no one else there apart from the police horse. Talk about trying to stir things up.

      Funny how they never reported on scum roma fans.  Lets see what sh*te they put on tonight and whether they address it as a premeditated attack by roma fans with belts, hammers & knives or will be shown as fans altercations!!!!!

      Roma should be kicked out of the competition and banned for a number of years.

      Hope our fans stay safe next week because i have a feeling there will be much more trouble over there, and lets be honest their police will be about as much use as a chocolate fire guard.



      Isn’t Infantino in charge of FIFA? I’m sure there’ll be no action taken against Roma.

      Looking back, after Heysel, the huge ban placed on all English clubs was extremely excessive and if memory serves me correctly, there was quite a bit of power held by the Italian clubs over Uefa.

      Can you imagine such a blanket ban happening now?
      There would be hell to pay.
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      Reply #26: Apr 25, 2018 03:06:37 pm
      Get well soon and hope he survives this attack. YNWA
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      Reply #27: Apr 25, 2018 03:17:59 pm
      Hope he gets well soon.

      Also, hope our boys are safe when they go over to Roma. I just don't like it.
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      Reply #28: Apr 25, 2018 03:22:42 pm
      Hope he gets well soon.

      Also, hope our boys are safe when they go over to Roma. I just don't like it.

      As long as everyone sticks together they'll be fine. Their lot are the biggest shitbags going and love picking off stragglers, they never go near proper big groups.

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      Reply #29: Apr 25, 2018 06:02:45 pm
      Any news on his state?

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