A police officer was injured and four Real Betis fans were arrested during Manchester United’s Europa League last-16 win at Old Trafford.
A group of away fans threw flares and pyrotechnics inside the ground and attempted to climb into a section containing home supporters.
Video footage at the time showed Betis fans spitting and throwing objects at police and fans standing nearby.
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— Siaran Bola Live (@SiaranBolaLive) March 11, 2023
The latest update comes from BBC Sport reporter Simon Stone, who claims Betis have been fined €33,500 by UEFA for fan-related issues.
Real Betis fined €33,500 by UEFA for issues involving their fans in Europa League game @ManUtd
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) March 31, 2023
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said four away supporters were arrested for “violent disorder, assault, possession of a flare inside the stadium and possession of a controlled drug,” as per BBC.
Speaking after the match, chief inspector Jamie Collins said: “The violent disorder experienced does not reflect the majority of supporters attending this fixture who went just to watch the football on the pitch.
“Last night’s behaviour by the minority was totally unacceptable and quite shocking for the decent supporters who may have got caught up in this.
“We are also continuing to offer the welfare needed to support one of our colleagues who was injured as a result when trying to keep the public safe.
“GMP are working closely with Manchester United, the UK Football Policing Unit, Real Betis, Uefa and Spanish Police colleagues to identify those involved in a post-match investigation which is ongoing.
“If any supporters from Manchester United or Real Betis and those attending the game have any information or footage that can assist with enquiries, they are asked to contact Greater Manchester Police on 101 as soon as possible so we can bring those responsible to justice and also to seek, where possible, football banning orders.”
United fans didn’t cause any problems in Seville and no trouble is expected when we return in two weeks.
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