Neil O'Donnell, bartender at Hoops Bar in Glasgow, is "happy to be alive" after Ajax fans stormed his pub on Thursday last week.
Football hooligans supporting Amsterdam club Ajax are expected to instigate multiple violent clashes in Scotland on Wednesday night, police in Glasgow told local newspaper Evening Times. Officers are concerned about Ajax fans arriving in Glasgow in advance of the Dutch team’s Europa League match against Celtic.
The Amsterdam police expects much fewer Celtic fans in the city for the Europa League match against Ajax on Thursday after the riots in 2013. Only 1,300 of the 2,600 tickets made available to the Scots have been sold, a spokesperson for Ajax confirmed
Ajax will be facing off against Scotland's Celtic, Turkey's Fenerbahçe and Norway's Molde FK in the group stage of the Europa League. AZ will come up against Spain's Athletic Bilbao, Germany's FC Augsburg and Serbia's Partizan Belgrado.
Amsterdam police will have to answer for 25 claims that they were too heavy handed against supporters from Glasgow football club Celtic.The club has hired Amsterdam lawyer Jeroen Soeteman, who has since said that an admission by authorities that "something went wrong" is the top priority.
A court in Amsterdam has sent five Celtic supporters to up to two months in prison on for open violence against the police prior to the Champions League match between Ajax and Celtic on November 6 in Amsterdam, Xinhua reports.
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has fined Dutch club Ajax €25,000 after their supporters displayed an "offensive banner" against Celtic during a Champions League match, The Associated Press reports.
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The riot police (ME) and Amsterdam police carried out charges on Ajax and Celtic soccer supporters Wednesday. The disturbances took place at the Dam. Earlier in the day the fans seemed peaceful in the city and the atmosphere was good. A total of 15 supporters was arrested during the incident.
Prior to the match Ajax-Celtic in Amsterdam, eight officers in plainclothes were injured near the Damstraat. They were besieged by Ajax and Celtic fans.