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.
An AEK fan has just ran to the away end and launched a molotov cocktail at the Ajax fans😱 pic.twitter.com/We29aUk54P
— Casual Mind (@CasualMind_) November 27, 2018
— Daniel Dwarswaard (@DanielDwars) November 27, 2018
Disturbing scenes in Athens as an AEK fan throws a flare into the Ajax supporters pic.twitter.com/iavmmQjYcX
— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 27, 2018
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.
Nothing to see here, just an AEK fan lobbing a firework into the Ajax end. pic.twitter.com/d7OQs8synp
— Coral (@Coral) November 27, 2018
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.
Fans clashed before AEK Athens played Ajax in the Champions League today.
— Nick Bromberg (@NickBromberg) November 27, 2018
Ajax won the match 2-0.
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