A police officer is Thursday to life in Bilbao, after violence by supporters of Spartak Moscow for the Europa League match between their club and Athletic Bilbao. That says, the Basque police.
“We can die attach”, said a spokesman for the Ertzaintza, the regional Basque police. The information that the policeman to have a heart attack would have died, he could not confirm. The police wait for the results of the autopsy.
The Spanish newspapers say that the policeman was part of the five hundred agents that called were to prevent Spartak supporters would misbehave, as in the past already several times happened. Also now there was a lot of violence for the contest.
“Five persons were arrested, we do not know whether the supporters of Spartak, but some of them are in any case Russians,” said a spokesman for the Ertzaintza, without information to indicate how many injured there are cases, and what the severity of their injuries.
The riots happened when the hard core of Spartak at the San Mamés stadium in Bilbao arrived. Some ontstaken smoke bombs and threw garbage cans around, and provoked a police intervention.
Athletic Bilbao managed eventually to qualify for the next round of the Europa League. It lost 1-2, but in the heenwestrijd booked the Basques a 3-1 victory in Moscow.