Police detain 17 football rowdies

09-05-2010

Police detained 17 people during street clashes between football fans in Prague late on Saturday night. The street violence erupted shortly after a match between Slavia and Bohemians 1905. Emotions ran high also due to the fact that this was the last match at the Doliček stadium for the Prague soccer club Bohemians. Due to the stadium’s poor state the club will have to share the nearby modern Eden stadium with Slavia Prague, a solution that most fans oppose. Drunk fans smashed the windows of the Vršovice town hall and altogether cause damage to public property worth 250 thousand crowns. Of the 17 detained two may face charges of assaulting a public official.