Fans reportedly lob Molotov cocktails, fireworks in stands of AEK-Ajax match

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AEK and Ajax fans clashed before the two teams met for a Champions League match on Tuesday night, with AEK fans reportedly throwing fireworks and Molotov cocktails into the stands. (ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)
AEK and Ajax fans clashed before the two teams met for a Champions League match on Tuesday night, with AEK fans reportedly throwing fireworks and Molotov cocktails into the stands. (ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Fan animosity has reportedly turned into violence at a Champions League match in Greece’s Olympic Stadium. AEK Athens FC hosted Dutch club AFC Ajax on Tuesday night, and fans have been spotted throwing what appear to be fireworks, flares, and Molotov cocktails into the stands.

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No injuries have been reported, but photos show fans bleeding from injuries in the stands, or possibly from clashes with Greek riot police. According to multiple outlets, AEK Athens fans were responsible for throwing things into the Ajax fan section, but no arrests have been reported.


Some of these incidents reportedly occurred prior to kickoff, with fans fighting with riot police. The riot police were able to calm the crowd so the game could get underway on time, but there were also reports of similar incidents taking place during the second half of the game.


Ajax won the match 2-0.

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