Leicester City v Napoli: Multiple arrests made as fans clash

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Leicestershire Police have confirmed that nine men were arrested following an incident near King Power Stadium before the match kicked off.

Videos and images circulating on social media show supporters battling in the streets before kick-off, with the ugly scenes continuing in the stadium.

“Eight men, identified as Napoli supporters, were arrested at the scene in connection with the incident,” a statement read.

“Following further enquiries, a 27-year-old Leicester man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.”

Additionally, a man from Italy was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated offense against a local taxi driver, while another local man was arrested on suspicion another racially aggravated public order offence.

Both men are still in custody, according to Leicestershire Police.

“Investigations into the incident are continuing”

Fans could be seen throwing objects and clashing with police inside the stadium, with authorities trying to separate the two groups of supporters after the game was over.

“In order to maintain the safety of the public and officers, Napoli supporters have been retained at the stadium full time and no further arrests have been made, but investigations into the incident are continuing,” the statement continued. of Leicestershire Police.

This incident risks being condemned by the governing body of European football, UEFA, which will have to wait for the report of the match before launching an investigation, according to the normal procedure.

Neither Leicester City nor Napoli were immediately available for CNN’s request for comment.

The ugly scenes spoiled an otherwise entertaining game of football, with Napoli overcoming a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2.

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