Polish PM calls for fairness for Lazio fans

Poland’s prime minister says he will make sure that some two

dozen Lazio fans detained in Warsaw last week ahead of Europa

League match are treated without unnecessary severity.

The police detained more than 150 Italians last week before the

Lazio match with Legia Warsaw, saying they were throwing bottles

and stones at police vans. Some 20 remain under arrest and Italian

authorities are pressing to have them provisionally released

pending court trials.

Standing alongside Italian Premier Enrico Letta, Donald Tusk

told a news conference on Thursday that he will ask justice

authorities to make sure that the Italians are treated with the

”least possible severity” but that wrongdoers must face ”just

punishment.”

Poland has a problem with football hooligans and police often

step up their presence for big games.