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25th Apr 2018

AS Roma release statement on last night’s violence against Liverpool fans

Wil Jones

“There is no place for this type of vile behavior in football”

Tuesday was a brilliant night for football, with Liverpool beating AS Roma 5-2 in a thrilling Champions League semi-final first leg.

Sadly, there were horrible scenes off the pitch, as a group of men believed to be Roma supporters attacked home fans 30 minutes before kick off. A 53-year-old man was left in a critical condition, and two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

On Wednesday morning, AS Roma have released a statement “condemning in the strongest possible terms” the violence.

The full statement reads:

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.