About nine persons in detention following Leicester and Napoli fans clash on Thursday

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Leicester and Napoli met on Thursday for their Europa league opener games. And following a clash between the fans of both clubs, several arrests have been made.

A total number of nine persons were arrested as the match was ongoing. Eight out of the nine arrest made by Leicestershire Police involved Napoli fans and the other one from Leicester.

A statement from the police as regards the arrest read: “Nine men were arrested yesterday evening (Thursday, September 16) following a report of football-related violence in Leicester.

“Shortly before 6pm, police received a report of a fight taking place in Millstone Lane involving fans of Napoli and Leicester City. 

“Eight men, identified as Napoli fans, were arrested at the scene in connection with the incident. Following further enquiries, a 27-year-old man from Leicester was later arrested on suspicion of violent disorder. 

“All men remain in custody at this time. 

“Prior to the match taking place, a report was received that a taxi driver had been racially abused. A 39-year-old man from Italy was subsequently arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence. He has been dealt with by way of a community resolution.” 

At the end of the match, which ended in 2:2 draw, fans of both teams were throwing objects at one another.