Torino fans attacked by Bologna ultras leaving bus with shattered windows en route to Rome
A bus carrying Bologna fans was left in ruins after being attacked by Bologna ultras.
The vehicle was taking a number of Toro fans to Rome for a Serie A game against Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico.
A group of rival Bologna fans were travelling to Naples, but decided to attack the bus with missiles at the Chianti motorway services in Tuscany.
Early reports from Italy suggest no fans have been injured.
A Torino fan on the bus told Corriere Torino: “We were going by bus, we stopped at the first motorway after Florence to have a coffee.
“We did not realize, at least not me, that behind us we had just stopped a coach of Bologna fans, who were going to Naples.
“Suddenly we heard dull hits, we were throwing ourselves against everything, especially stones and stones, I do not know where they got them.
“We saw the back window of our bus shatter, the police arrived shortly after, they escaped, I do not know who they were.”
By the time the local police had arrived, the criminals had disappeared to bring to an end another week of shame for Italian football.
The Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini intervened on the case to condemn the violence.
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Salvini said on Twitter: “Let’s start by keeping these idiots in jail, who will never have to set foot in a stadium again until they’re gone.
“A true fan does not throw stones or use knives, zero tolerance.”
The game went ahead in the Italian capital and ended 1-1 after Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic cancelled out Andrea Belotti’s penalty.
Source: SportsLatest TS