Warsaw cops fine 80 Ajax supporters

Destruction at Chmury bar in Warsaw, Poland after Legia Warsaw supporters attacked a group of Ajax fans, 16 Feb 2017
Destruction at Chmury bar in Warsaw, Poland after Legia Warsaw supporters attacked a group of Ajax fans, 16 Feb 2017. Photo: Screenshot / YouTube

A group of 80 Ajax supporters were fined by the local police in Warsaw on Thursday afternoon, prior to the Europa League match between Ajax and Legia Warsaw on Thursday evening. The Warsaw police were on high alert after about in a bar in the city during the early hours of Thursday morning, AT5 reports.

A photo posted on Twitter shows a group of Ajax supporters being surrounded by a police force near the Warsaw stadium. Reportedly the fans were heading to a Legia Warsaw supporter base. "We saw that there was a confrontation at hand and intervened", a spokesperson for the Warsaw police said to the Amsterdam broadcaster.

The Ajax fans were not arrested, but they were taken to the police station for disturbing public order. There they were searched, their documents were checked and they were each fined 500 zlotys (about 115 euros). It is unclear whether all of them made it out of the police station in time to watch the match. 

A 22-year-old Ajax fan was taken to a police station for attacking a police officer. He wasn't arrested, but still could face up to three years in a Polish prison. 

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