ARMED Lazio ultras attacked a pub full of Celtic fans reportedly stabbing two throughout a string of surprising assaults in Rome late final night time.
The hardcore hooligans – who lined their faces with masks and scarves – ambushed these contained in the Flann OBrien bar at round 11.30pm.
Actual particulars of the incident are nonetheless sketchy nonetheless one fan posted a picture displaying bloody bandages on the pavement outdoors the bustling consuming gap.
BBC journalist Chris McLaughlin – in Italy to cowl tonight’s Europa League recreation between the 2 golf equipment – revealed native cops advised him there have been two victims.
Tutto Sport studies they’re in their 30s and 50s and their accidents will not be considered life threatening.
One witness advised how one was sitting outdoors along with his girlfriend when he stabbed.
He mentioned: They got here out of nowhere. He was doing nothing incorrect. They had been shouting ‘Lazio’ and had masks on their faces.
One other pub goer mentioned: Lazio waited till all of the Celtic fans had been drunk and susceptible. Its disgusting.
A video posted on Twitter additionally confirmed a separate group of Celtic fans being focused in one other pub in town.
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The thugs smash the windows of the bar as the owner quickly closed metal shutters to protect those inside.
The shocking footage taken from inside the Baccanale bar on Via della Lungaretta shows masked thugs smash the windows as the footie fans take refuge.
One fan described the terrifying moment on Twitter.
He said: “Lazio (fans) have just attacked us. Luckily staff in the bar have been f****g class.
“We are at the back of the bar minding our own business. Such a normal bar, not even a Celtic hint about it. No singing, no colours.
“Took us a by complete surprise. Staff acted so quickly and we are all ok.”
“Want to now say the Italian police are helping us massively. Escorting everybody out of the bar to taxis. genuinely just stay safe guys.”
Fans have also described how they had to barricade themselves inside a cafe in the tourist city.
Stevie Brown said: “A few of us have been barricaded into the Chakra Cafe in Rome. Cant get out and the Lazio fans are attacking it.