Riot police whack followers with truncheons as flares thrown earlier than Rome derby
DISTRESSING footage circulating this afternoon seems to point out Roma followers being crushed with truncheons by riot police.
Jose Mourinho’s facet tackle Lazio this afternoon in an important Rome derby.
Previous to the match, clips emerged on social media of confrontations between Roma supporters and police.
Some movies present followers being whacked by cops, whereas flares have been additionally thrown,
One Ultras account tweeted a video whereas recounting their impression of what occurred.
They wrote: “Tensions between #ultras of #Roma and the Police, earlier than the match.
“An injured policeman in Piazza Mancini.
“At the obelisk, a group #CurvaNord #Lazio attempted to make contact with the #romanisti , after leaving the Ponte Milvio. Police action.”
Italian soccer has already been hit with ugly confrontations between followers and police this week.
Napoli’s Champions League conflict with Eintracht Frankfurt noticed vehicles set alight and cops reportedly attacked.
It was claimed that travelling Frankfurt followers have been accountable for inflicting the chaos.
The scenes noticed 800 cops deployed on the streets, with a reported 300 followers inflicting mayhem and resorting to violence.
This afternoon’s Rome derby may have an enormous say on figuring out the place each groups end within the Serie A desk.
Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio go into the match third – two factors above their fifth-placed fierce rivals.