Anorthosis FC condemns firecracker attack
A Cypriot club has condemned fans who hurled a powerful
firecracker at one of its players as he was receiving treatment
from medical staff during a key league match.
Anorthosis Famagusta, which is currently tied with AEL Larnaca
for first place, also denounced some of its own fans for lighting
flares during Sunday’s match against Omonia Nicosia.
The club urged police in a statement Monday to carry out more
thorough checks of fans entering stadium grounds. Police said
investigators are pouring over CCTV footage to track down the
Video footage shows trainers who were tending to injured Ricardo
Laborde, as well as the Colombian forward himself, writhing on the
ground after the firecracker exploded just inches from their
Anorthosis said no one was seriously injured.