Published: Fri, November 08, 2019
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Celtic fans stabbed in Rome

Celtic fans stabbed in Rome

Two Celtic fans were stabbed outside the Flann O'Brien Irish pub on Via Nazionale in central Rome just before midnight on 6 November.

Eyewitnesses are reported to have said that the Celtic supporters were minding their own business up until the point they were set upon by the masked men.

A number of Celtic fans have reacted to a brilliant video of fellow supporters celebrating landing in Rome ahead of Thursday's clash with Lazio.

Italian police say the stabbings occurred in downtown Rome following a brawl outside a pub.

Police added that five Lazio fans and two Celtic fans were arrested on Wednesday evening, however it is not known whether the arrests are linked to the same incident. Both are now in hospital and will receive every support from the club and the British consulate in Rome.

The Celtic fans stabbed are reportedly from Scotland and Germany, and their injuries are said to be not life-threatening.

Celtic now top the group on seven points, with CFR Club lying second on six points, and if they win in Rome tonight and Cluj avoid defeat against Rennes, they will progress.

Celtic have warned their fans to keep a low profile while in Rome and to not wear club colors on the streets, while also traveling in groups.

"Again we would strongly advise supporters to closely follow all guidance issued by the club".

The Glasgow club and Lazio were charged by UEFA over "illicit chants" heard during their Europa League match on October 24.

"Celtic got a decent point against Rennes away from home in the group opener and backed that up with two big home wins to top the group but I fancy Lazio to nick this one 2-1".

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