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Wheelchair Basketball Game Abandoned After Fans Attack Each Other With Knives & Baseball Bats

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Europe’s top wheelchair basketball tournament came to a violent halt in Zwickau, Germany Saturday as 60 fans attacked each other with knives and baseball bats during a game between Turkish rivals Galatasaray and Beşiktaş, according to Die Welt.

Seven people were hospitalized after the attack, which took place during the tournament’s fifth-place match. This is not the first time fans of the two wheelchair basketball teams have brawled; in 2012, police needed tear gas to disperse the wheelchair basketball hooligans.


RollingPlanet reports 50 of the hooligans tried escaping on a bus, but were caught by polizei.

[Die Welt]

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