West Ham United followers left a Fiorentina participant bleeding from the again of his head after they pelted him with objects thrown from the gang through the Europa Conference League last.
Cristiano Biraghi was struck on the pinnacle by one thing thrown from the West Ham finish as he went to take a nook within the first half. He gave the impression to be pelted with cups of beer and a vape pen, whereas the assistant referee additionally appeared to have been struck.
Play was quickly stopped as Biraghi obtained therapy from the physios with blood pouring from the again of his head, though he was in a position to proceed enjoying with a purple bandage round his head.
West Ham gamers came to visit to the stands to implore their followers to behave and a message over the PA system urged supporters to cease throwing objects onto the pitch earlier than play resumed.
Ahead of the match, there have been violent clashes between the 2 units of followers within the centre of Prague, with Czech police detianing 16 individuals.
A bunch of black-clad Fiorentina followers attacked Hammers supporters in a bar in central Prague on Wednesday afternoon, injuring three patrons, authorities mentioned.
Videos on social media confirmed followers setting off flares and throwing tables on the bar positioned simply off Prague’s Old Town Square. A police officer was additionally attacked.
“Italy fans attacked West Ham fans in a bar on Rytirska street, injuring three,” Czech police mentioned on Twitter. “A police officer was also attacked. We have restricted the personal liberty of 16 people.”
Witnesses claimed the Italians had been armed with “chains and belt buckles” and followers of the Italian aspect are mentioned to have thrown flares and firecrackers as they approached the West Ham supporters.
A 17-year-old witness mentioned: “They had chains and belt buckles and everything. They come here, try giving it, and then they ran down the road.”