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
Poland has a problem with football hooligans and police often
step up their presence for big games.