Aberdeen fans attacked ahead of Bosnia Europa League tie

تم نشره في Wed 19 July / Jul 2017. 11:00 PM
  • Aberdeen fans attacked ahead of Bosnia Europa League tie - (BBC)
  • Aberdeen fans attacked ahead of Bosnia Europa League tie - (The Sun)

Two Aberdeen fans have been treated for injuries after supporters were attacked in Bosnia ahead of the club's Europa League game against Siroki Brijeg.

About 50 supporters were subjected to an unprovoked attack outside the Black Dog Pub in the old town area of Mostar on Wednesday.

A group of about a dozen masked men set off flares and attacked the Aberdeen fans with baseball bats and metal bars.

Siroki Brijeg said it "strongly condemned the hooligan attack".

The club, which is based in the town of the same name about 12 miles from Mostar, said it had set up a fan zone ahead of Thursday evening's match, and guaranteed there would be "maximum security" for the Aberdeen fans.

In a statement posted on its website, the Bosnian club also thanked Aberdeen and its supporters for the "extraordinary welcome" they had received in Scotland during last week's first leg, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

About 200 Aberdeen supporters were expected to attend the second-leg tie in Bosnia. Siroki Brijeg were recently ordered to play three matches behind closed doors by the country's football association after the club's fans chanted fascist slogans during a match with Sarajevo in May.

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