Leicester City vs Legia Warsaw set on fire as ‘punches and rockets’ were thrown
Leicester City’s Europa League match against Legia Warsaw was marred by violent scenes involving traveling fans and police.
The Foxes took a 3-1 lead in the game before halftime at King Power and it wasn’t until the second half that a large banner was hoisted over the stand containing thousands of Legia. fans.
Flares were then lit resulting in a smokescreen as 100 Legila fans made their way through the seats to throw punches at the police, reporting Irish Mirror
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Leicester fans were left to watch the violence, while Foxes goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was seen shaking his head and looking puzzled at what was happening behind him.
One fan who attended the match said: “The visiting fans opened a giant banner that had not been moved suspiciously for several minutes, hundreds of men were in disguise.
“Suddenly it fell and 20-30 flares lit and the atmosphere changed with smoke rising around the stadium. Then the fans far away began to pull the sheets that separated them from the home fans.
“The police using Patton were fighting with the sea of fans before the riot police arrived. All eyes were on the ground – because the result was already beyond doubt.
“The police handled it well, but it was disconcerting to watch, even though it wasn’t the fault of the LCFC or their fans.”
This is not the first time Lister They were subjected to violence from opponents’ fans, with reports of fan disturbances reported during their first match of the group stage at home to Italy’s Napoli.
Warsaw is likely to expect some financial penalties from UEFA as a result of the conflict.