Shocking moment Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle fans fight in street before Champions League game – with nine arrested | The SunOctober 26, 2023
THIS is the shocking moment Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle United fans fought in the street before their Champions League game – with nine people now arrested.
Football supporters were seen brawling outside the Magpies' St James' Park ground ahead of last night's 1-0 home defeat.
There was a heavy police presence on the streets approaching the ground and cops have now revealed eight men and a woman have been detained.
Dortmund supporters were heard chanting in both German and English as fights reportedly broke out between rival fans, with cops attempting to keep them apart.
Clips have emerged on social media showing clashes ahead of the UEFA Champions League loss for manager Eddie Howe's home side.
Footage showed fans trading blows over a metal fence, while in another police protected by helmets ushered Dortmund supporters draped in scarves towards the ground.
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A Newcastle follower was shown appearing to hold aloft a black flare, the Star reported.
Bottles were also seen being thrown in footage filmed in Newcastle city centre ahead of the match.
There were also clashes in Newcastle earlier this month ahead of the club's home game against French side Paris Saint-Germain.
A PSG fan was seen punching a member of the public.
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Newcastle won that match 4-1.
The Magpies, competing in the Champions League for the first time in two decades, began their campaign with a 0-0 draw away to Italy's AC Milan in the San Siro.
The Sun Online has contacted Newcastle and Dortmund for comment.
Northumbria Police said: "Eight men and one woman were arrested for a range of offences, including criminal damage, possession of a flare and a report of selling fake tickets.
"The event passed largely without incident, with the overwhelming majority of both home and away fans behaving respectfully and appropriately.
"Any pockets of disorder which were identified were swiftly dealt with by officers on scene.
"We will continue to review any further reports from the event to establish if further criminal offences have taken place, and take robust action where required."
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