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Celtic followers ‘ambushed’ in Rome following last-gasp Europa League victory over Lazio


Dozens of Celtic supporters have been attacked in Rome when a shuttle bus broke down because it transported them from the Stadio Olimpico.

Hoops followers stated they had been ‘ambushed’ as they needed to stroll again into town following Celtic’s 2-1 victory over Lazio.

Celtic followers who travelled to Rome had been reportedly attacked
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It comes after two Celtic followers had been stabbed by masked attackers outdoors a pub in Rome the night time earlier than the match.

Followers took to social media to explain how they had been attacked as they returned from the stadium on Thursday night.

Michael McFarlane tweeted a video of followers strolling at the hours of darkness and wrote: “Our shuttle bus broke down 1km from the stadium. Driver chucked us out, which means we needed to stroll by the Lazio neighbourhood.

“After this video, about 20 Lazio followers sprinted from the darkish and ambushed the group on the river. Obtained away protected, undecided about others.”

Rab Robertson wrote: “Truthful squad of us ambushed, weans the lot, utterly co-ordinated, hopefully all protected”, whereas Thomas Lunday tweeted: “Not sufficient buses to take everybody again to town, so remainder of the followers needed to stroll a pair miles additional on that’s after they the place ambushed by casuals.”


The Celtic fan liaison officer suggested followers to ‘preserve a low profile’ as they returned from the sport.

He tweeted: “Wee replace for followers in Rome, don’t stroll again to city, get taxis or shuttle buses again to town and preserve a low profile.”

The membership had issued security recommendation to followers amid tensions after a match between the golf equipment in Glasgow final month.

Supporters had been suggested to keep away from carrying membership colors whereas strolling round Rome, significantly within the night, keep in massive teams the place attainable and preserve a low profile.

The Glasgow membership and Lazio had been charged by UEFA over ‘illicit chants’ heard throughout their Europa League match on October 24.



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