Multiple arrests made as fans clash around Leicester City's Europa League match against Napoli

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(CNN)Police made aggregate arrests pursuing a combat among fans astatine Leicester City's Europa League clash against Napoli connected Thursday.

Leicestershire Police confirmed 9 men were arrested pursuing an incidental adjacent the King Power Stadium earlier the lucifer kicked off.

Videos and pictures circulated connected societal media amusement fans warring successful the streets anterior to kick-off with the disfigured scenes continuing successful the stadium.

    "Eight men, identified arsenic Napoli fans, were arrested astatine the country successful transportation with the incident," a statement read.

      "Following further enquiries, a 27-year-old antheral from Leicester was aboriginal arrested connected suspicion of convulsive disorder."

      In addition, a antheral from Italy was arrested connected suspicion of a racially-aggravated discourtesy against a section taxi driver, portion different antheral from the section country was arrested connected suspicion of a abstracted racially-aggravated nationalist bid offense.

      Both men stay successful custody, according to Leicestershire Police.

      Police had to abstracted  some  sets of fans wrong  the stadium.

      'Enquiries into the incidental are continuing'

      Fans could beryllium seen throwing objects and clashing with constabulary wrong the stadium, with authorities trying to support some sets of supporters abstracted aft the lucifer had ended.

      "In bid to support some nationalist and serviceman safety, Napoli fans were held backmost successful the stadium astatine afloat clip and nary further arrests were made, nevertheless enquiries into the incidental are continuing," continued Leicestershire Police's statement.

      This incidental is apt to beryllium condemned by the European football's governing body, UEFA, which volition person to hold for the lucifer study earlier launching an investigation, per mean procedure.

        Neither Leicester City nor Napoli were instantly disposable for CNN's petition for comment.

        The disfigured scenes marred an different entertaining crippled of football, with Napoli overcoming a two-goal shortage to gully 2-2.

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