Manchester United fans bashed in Rome!!!!!

@dcroce (98)
United States
April 5, 2007 2:07pm CST
A news clip video from the website video news live: http://www.videonewslive.com/view/60037/man_u_fans_bashed_in_rome April 5, 2007 - Manchester United fans who attacked provocative Roma fans before last night's Champions League game were beaten by riot police in scenes reminiscent of the horrific 1980s.
4 responses
• Italy
10 Apr 07
NO! I was at that match and i can say,because i have seen with my eyes that police did that only to protect themselves,they did only 2 short charges (15 seconds each) because they were surrounded by english supporters,and they were pressing them by one side,so police had to do that. In addition lots of english supporters were drunk and a couple of them istigated the others to attack the police,but before they were attacking the stewards placed on their side. So,italian police did only the one thing that had to do. I don't know the others,but i'm not fool enough to run towards a police agent shouting or menacing or wielding a seat as a weapon and hoping that he will make only a smile. I hate violence but this is only a sad consequence.
@dcroce (98)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I agree, i wouldn't run towards the police either so they must have been drunk, but on the other hand, if I'm getting beaten by a club, I would have to try to defend myself. Soccer does need to go back to being about the sport and not being about violence!
@money01 (85)
• Indonesia
6 Apr 07
its bad ,i like watch soccer on stadium but when rush goes happen i think twice to watch soccer on stadium,its better watch soccer on TV,safe n comfortable
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@dcroce (98)
• United States
6 Apr 07
yes it's true - i wouldn't have wanted to be those guys getting beaten by the italian police!
@martinha (631)
• Portugal
9 Apr 07
It's not good to hear that, violence like these is bad. Fans should know how to deal with other teams... The police was only doing their job.
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@godhand (38)
• Italy
6 Apr 07
I'm very sad for what is happen, but the italian police has do his work, the hoolingans of the Manchester started the provocation like the supperters of Totenham in spain against the Siviglia... Some people need education to follow a match at the stadium.
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