Legia Warsaw blame Aston Villa for wild violence which noticed policeman set on hearth
Fans of the Polish top-flight membership battled with officers at Villa Park on Thursday (November 30) that resulted in police making 46 arrests as the sport kicked off with Legia followers within the stadium. Among the violence, one police officer was ‘set on hearth’ in addition to Warsaw supporters launching missiles at followers of the Premier League facet earlier than Villa’s 2-1 victory.
Two days on from the carnage, Legia Warsaw launched a press release the place they laid the blame of the horrific scenes on Villa’s ticket distribution coverage and matchday policing regardless of Villa submitting a proper criticism with UEFA after claiming the scenes exterior their stadium had been “planned and system acts of violence”.
Warsaw insisted that the people who had been charged didn’t have matchday tickets and so they “consistently maintained that our responsibility extends only to individuals entering the visitors’ sector with tickets distributed by us.”
Their assertion additional learn: “Our staff arrived in Birmingham earlier than usual and maintained continuous communication with the English club, UEFA, and the local police. We have repeatedly informed the British counterparts about necessary measures for the security of the venue and its vicinity.
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“Despite this, the British police, in their official responses, only acknowledged the potential risks without implementing our suggestions. Regrettably, due to the actions and inactions of Aston Villa FC, adverse incidents occurred yesterday. By disregarding our constructive feedback, the host club bears full responsibility for the situation.”
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Chris Heck, President of Business Operations at Aston Villa, slammed the behaviour of Legia followers as he stated: “This behaviour increased the danger that West Midlands Police officers and our own fans were subjected to before the game and the scenes of disorder from the Legia fans have no place in modern football or civilised society.”