Five German football fans were injured when police intervened to prevent them vandalising property at GSP stadium in Nicosia, following a UEFA soccer game thursday night.

Police said German fans of the Eintracht Frankfurt football team destroyed plastic seats, broke down doors and smashed lavatories after their team was beat the local APOEL team by three goals to nil.

The German fans were released after receiving first aid treatment at hospital.

Police are also investigating an incident involving Eintracht Frankfurt fans that occurred early on Saturday morning in Paphos, spokesman Nicos Tsapis has told the Cyprus News Agency.
The five fans were taken to hospital with minor injuries after being involved in a scuffle with unknown persons. They have since been released.
Tsappis said police were investigating a case of assault and conspiracy to commit an offence.
He said that a little after midnight, a group of fans of the German football team had gone to a Paphos pub and after consuming considerable alcohol caused a disturbance at the establishment.
They left at 1:30 am and five of them, aged 25 to 27, while in a taxi on their way home, were stopped and assaulted by a group of unknown people who hit them, causing minor injuries. They were taken to Paphos Hospital..
Marios Philipou, head of the emergency ward at the hospital said the fans were drunk, disorderly and would not listen to staff’s instructions. They had bruises and were bleeding. They were admitted for treatment and were discharged at noon.
Tsiappis said police were investigating the motives for the attack.
Close to 2000 Eintracht fans travelled to Cyprus for Thursday’s Europa League Group stage match against APOEL.

Leave a Reply