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Bomb Explodes Near Ajax Fans Ahead Of UCL Match In Greece

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Ajax fans and AEK Athens fans clashed in Greece’s Olympic stadium ahead of the clubs’ Champions League match on Tuesday. According to the Independent, Greek fans “reportedly threw flares and a missile or petrol bomb,” which exploded near the supporters of the Dutch club.

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The Associated Press reported that “riot police dispersed home fans who threw plastic bottles and other objects at visiting supporters.”

Violence also broke out before the game in Athens, which Ajax went on to win 2-0. From the AP:

Rival Greek supporters were involved in the violence near the city’s police headquarters. Traffic was blocked after youths hurled petrol bombs at rival supporters and police.

Reporter at Deadspin.

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