Manchester United followers have been the goal of an assault by hooligans at a bar in Gdansk on Tuesday night time as supporters arrived within the Polish metropolis forward of the Europa League last.
Movies circulating on social media confirmed a gaggle of what gave the impression to be native people, dressed predominantly in darkish garments, chanting and working from a bar within the metropolis, leaving tables and chairs overturned.
In an announcement launched by United on Wednesday, they confirmed that they’re serving to the victims of the assault.
“Membership workers have been aiding quite a lot of United followers in Gdansk final night time and at the moment after an incident the place a few of our supporters have been attacked outdoors a bar within the metropolis.”
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One eyewitness informed Sky Sports activities Information: “A gang of Polish hooligans got here masked up all in black and so they have been throwing bottles, kicking and punching, they ransacked the entire bar. Worrying scenes.”
One other United fan in Gdansk stated: “One among them got here as much as me, pushed me to the bottom and began stamping on me a number of occasions. Fortunately my dad got here and helped me out however yeah it wasn’t very good. A bit worrying.”
A 3rd supporter recalled: “You don’t count on to see one thing like that at a last, we’re all right here for time we have been having a joke with the Spanish followers no issues in any respect and it simply got here out of nowhere.”
Native mayor Aleksandra Dulkiewicz condemned the assault on a gaggle of between 20 and 30 followers, saying in an announcement posted on Fb that Gdansk was an open metropolis with no place for violence.
“Yesterday there was a hooligan assault on the followers of the groups that got here to the Europa League last,” Dulkiewicz wrote.
“In Gdansk, an open and solidary metropolis, there isn’t a place for any sort of violence!
“Expensive followers and friends, you might be all the time welcome and we cordially welcome you to our metropolis!”
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