Man City fans found themselves on the wrong side of the Spanish police last night, as a video released by Manchester Evening News appears to show. The video was taken by a Real Madrid fan who was seated above the section where the fighting was taking place.
One Man City fan told Manchester Evening News:
“Our friend asked if we would get in time to the game. Next second he’s getting thrown into a gate. ”
“Batons were out and people getting thrown. There were 3,000 city fans in shorts and t shirts. Met by hundreds of police in riot gear. You can’t even see their face as they are wearing masks. So OTT.”
“Everyone in good spirits. Not a bit of violence yet treated like ‘English hooligans’ as we are football fans.”
Man City fans being punched by the Spanish Police in Madrid last night
Credit: Manchester Evening News#MCFC pic.twitter.com/AKndVcWeAE
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