Eintracht Frankfurt thugs have thrown flares at Rangers supporters in Seville after a 200-strong mob of German yobs attacked the Glasgow followers forward of the Europa Cup last match tonight.
Spanish police mentioned they’ve arrested 5 Germans after Eintracht followers, a lot of whom have been carrying balaclavas, started throwing flares at a big group of Rangers followers who have been having fun with late-night drinks in Seville on Tuesday evening.
Spanish TV footage confirmed the hooligans openly approaching heavily-armed officers standing between them and the Scottish followers earlier than hurling their missiles as additional police reached the scene.
One flare landed inches from the spot the place the Rangers supporters have been standing, close to to Irish bar O’Neills on Paseo de Colon the place hassle flared between Eintracht Frankfurt ultras and West Ham followers in March.
One Rangers supporter may very well be seen choosing up a glass and throwing it within the route of the German hooligans on the opposite facet of the police line.
However police mentioned the issues had been began by round 200 Eintracht Frankfurt followers who had began attacking Rangers followers by Seville Cathedral.
Spanish police mentioned they’ve arrested 5 Germans after Eintracht followers, a lot of whom have been carrying balaclavas, started throwing flares at a big group of Rangers followers who have been having fun with late-night drinks in Seville on Tuesday evening
Spanish TV footage confirmed the hooligans openly approaching heavily-armed officers standing between them and the Scottish followers earlier than hurling their missiles as additional police reached the scene
The Eintracht followers threw flares at Rangers supporters in Seville on Tuesday evening
Earlier, footage confirmed Eintracht followers, a lot of whom have been carrying balaclavas, working by way of the streets of Seville in quest of Rangers followers.
Police reinforcements have been rapidly mobilised, in a number of riot vans arriving with their sirens sounding and lights flashing, to revive order and cease the worsening issues.
However a few of the Eintracht followers started throwing glasses, flares and tables at cops. One German fan was later seen being marched away by cops in handcuffs.
Rangers followers consuming exterior O’Neil’s bar on Paseo de Colon have been ambushed and chased alongside the river entrance.
Some Rangers followers retaliated and punches have been traded, bottles and throw chairsn and riot police moved in.
Officers confirmed they needed to hearth warning photographs into the air to deliver the state of affairs below management.
A Rangers fan suffered head accidents on account of the clashes. His situation this morning was not identified.
Greater than 100,000 Rangers followers and 50,000 Eintracht Frankfurt are anticipated to be in Seville tonight earlier than the Europa Cup last kicks off.
However solely 20,000 of that quantity have been bought tickets formally for the 40-seater Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.
A spokesman for Spain’s Nationwide Police mentioned: ‘The Nationwide Police have arrested 5 Eintracht Frankfurt supporters for public order offenses following the violence in a single day within the heart of Seville.
‘The issues occurred round midnight throughout a mass altercation reverse Seville Cathedral.
‘Speedy police response items who have been in San Francisco Sq. needed to intervene to cope with an incident sparked by a gaggle of 200 Eintracht Frankfurt followers who have been attacking Rangers supporters.
Spanish police mentioned they’ve arrested 5 Germans after Eintracht followers, a lot of whom have been carrying balaclavas, scoured the streets of Seville earlier than attacking Rangers followers
Video footage confirmed the Frankfurt followers, a lot of whom have been carrying masks to cowl their faces, working by way of the streets of Seville to attempt to discover Rangers followers and begin a struggle
Police reinforcements have been rapidly mobilised, in arriving a number of riot vans with their sirens sounding and lights flashing, to revive order and cease the worsening issues
‘After they noticed police arrive, the German followers began to flee within the route of Paseo Colon, assaulting Rangers supporters as they ran and clashing with police making an attempt to cease the assault on the Rangers followers.
‘At that second the Eintracht Frankfurt followers started to throw glasses, flares and tables at cops.
‘After they have been 100 meters from the bars on Paseo de Colon the place it meets Adriano Road, officers managed to neutralize the state of affairs with a police line fashioned with riot vans and by firing warning photographs within the air.’
The spokesman added: ‘There have been no severe accidents on account of these incidents, apart from a Rangers supporter who suffered a head wound.
‘The police arrested 4 German followers on Paseo de Colon and one other German in a sq. known as La Puerta de Jerez.’
Spanish police chiefs admitted yesterday the Europa Cup last represents the ‘most intricate’ problem they’ve confronted in recent times.
Rangers followers sing songs as they benefit from the ambiance forward of the Europa League last on Tuesday evening. There isn’t any suggestion the folks pictured have prompted any hassle
Spanish Nationwide Police chief Juan Carlos Castro mentioned the heady mixture of sunshine and chilly beer might spark booze-fuelled violence, while admitting ‘we’re not going to regulate something’.
Greater than 5,500 police and personal safety guards have been mobilized to assist maintain the peace as a part of an unprecedented safety operation in Seville.
They embrace riot squad cops and bomb disposal consultants in addition to a unit tasked with monitoring social media for terrorist threats.
Frankfurt police spokesman Thomas Hollerbach confirmed to Mail On-line right this moment that teams of Ultras had traveled to Seville and have been out to trigger hassle.
‘What they did to the West Ham followers in Frankfurt was disgraceful.
‘We have been ashamed of it. Now they’ve gone to Seville and we’re frightened what they may do and what hassle they may trigger.’
Seville police are notably involved on the heavy consuming that has taken place yesterday and was persevering with from breakfast time right this moment with each social help is down in beers and regardless of the early hour.
With temperatures reaching 35°C, many soccer followers take away their shirts displaying off their berries and down beer after beer near Seville’s Cathedral.
However one Rangers fan Alex Harrisson, 50, from Cludebank, mentioned: ‘There was a wee little bit of hassle right this moment, however the majority of followers will keep out of it and simply benefit from the sunshine and the beer.
‘However the police have gotten to be on their guard tonight after the match. Someway there’s going to be a set of followers have been very upset when the match would not go their approach,’ he added.