Liverpool condemn fans in Barcelona after they were filmed pushing locals into a fountain while six supporters are ‘arrested after two hotel workers were assaulted’ on the eve of their Champions League semi-final.
Trouble brewed in the city ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg. At least two videos surfaced on social media showing supporters shoving local people into a fountain in the middle of the popular Placa Reial square.
‘We proudly sing that we’ve conquered all of Europe,’ he wrote. ‘But let’s treat this beautiful city with the respect that it deserves, and act in a manner that is befitting of LFC. ‘By all means have a good time, but we are Liverpool, and as such, let’s visit here with grace and humility.’
It comes amid reports six Liverpool fans have been arrested in Catalonia. Two workers at the Placa Reial hotel were allegedly assaulted and required medical attention, while two others suffered bruises, including a broken nose, according to reports in Mundo Deportivo.
Spanish newspaper Sport reports that fans threw objects at police and that nearly 3,000 cans of beers, to be sold around the busy square, have been confiscated. But Liverpool fans have taken to social media to accuse the Spanish police of ‘hugely over-reacting’.
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