3 Ajax fans stabbed ahead of AC Milan match
Three Ajax fans were taken to hospital after being stabbed in
the buildup to the Dutch club’s Champions League match at AC Milan
on Wednesday, Italian media reported.
ANSA news agency said that one fan is seriously injured after
being stabbed in the abdomen and was undergoing surgery, while
another was wounded in the buttocks after also being attacked by
Milan ultras. The third was stabbed in the thigh. All of them have
been taken to different hospitals in the city.
The three incidents occurred near Milan’s San Siro stadium,
where there was a heavy police presence ahead of a crucial match.
The fans were aged between 18 and 32.
Three more people were also injured, but not as seriously,
during further trouble near the stadium.
Earlier, a group of Ajax fans clashed with protesters, while
others threw bottles at shops and passers-by in various streets in
the center of Milan.
Milan needs a point to progress to the knockout stages, while
Ajax has to win.