Chaos erupts at Stockholm Stadium as rival supporters clash

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LONDON

Chaotic scenes broke out at a stadium in Stockholm when supporters turned violent against each other after Sunday’s football match.

Shortly after the first whistle, AIK and Hammarby supporters attacked each other and sparked violence and a massive fire in the arena.

Many of those involved were hooded and masked and pyrotechnics were thrown back and forth after the Stockholm game between AIK and Hammarby ended 2-2.

“It’s sad for Swedish football and totally unacceptable and we will act with the police,” AIK CEO Manuel Lindberg told Swedish daily Aftonbladet.

After a while, the police managed to calm things down, but AIK security manager Henrik Koch was disappointed with the events.

“It’s really boring for Swedish football; I think what is happening is too good for them to destroy both clubs. It’s a two-way street,” Koch said.

John Guidetti, who scored the game’s opening goal, told Discovery TV he was disappointed with the events that unfolded after the game.

“There are a lot of families with kids here, my kids among others, and it’s not something I want them to see so clearly,” Guidetti said.

He told Swedish sports newspaper Sportbladet that he hoped similar scenes would not happen again in the future and that all players were disappointed with the scenes that occurred.

“Yes, we already have twenty suspended who have an entry ban due to previous events,” he said.

According to Koch, Stockholm police are reviewing CCTV footage and will investigate the violent riots that broke out on Sunday.

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