Celtic fans attacked and eight officers injured in violence in Dutch capital.
There was trouble in Amsterdam last night ahead of Celtic’s 1-0 Champions League defeat against Ajax.
The above video reportedly shows hooligans, presumably supporters of the Eredivisie club, attacking Celtic fans in a city-centre pub prior to the match.
Amsterdam police, meanwhile, confirmed that at least eight officers were injured in violence and say 15 arrests were made – mainly Celtic fans.
“There were 15 arrests, mostly Celtic supporters,” said a police statement.
“At the end of the afternoon, a large group of Celtic supporters attacked police officers in plain clothes. Eight were injured and one left unconscious.”
“Bottles and sticks were used in the attack, which came out of nowhere,” they said of the fighting in Dam Square.
Police said a few officers “had broken noses and needed stitches above their eyebrows and on their lips”.
Prior to the match, Celtic had warned their 12,000 visiting supporters to be ‘extra vigilant’ following an unprovoked attack on travelling fans on Tuesday night.
“Celtic Football Club is urging all supporters in Amsterdam for tonight’s Uefa Champions League tie with Ajax to be extra vigilant following an unprovoked attack on Celtic fans last night,” the SPL Champions said Wednesday.
“The attack in the city centre by an element of the Ajax support resulted in a number of arrests.
“Celtic are urging all supporters to be extra vigilant in the city centre and at the Amsterdam Arena.”