A savage brawl broke out in Liverpool outside of a pub by Anfield after Roma fans attacked Liverpool supporters ahead of the Champions League semi-final, leaving one man in critical condition. Check out the video to see video captured from the scene.
The Albert pub in Liverpool saw a brutal sight ahead of the semi-final match of Champions League just this week as Liverpool was set to host Roma.
What some would call mere hooliganism had some very grave consequences as one man, 53, has been left in critical condition at Walton Neurological Centre after suffering severe head injuries and being knocked unconscious.
A step too far, authorities say
Police are not taking this incident lightly. 'Two men, aged 25 and 26 years from Rome, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and have been taken to a police station where they will be interviewed by detectives' said Dave Charnock, Chief Superintendent. Police are calling for witnesses to come forward and help them in the investigation to end violent acts such as these.
Among the arrests for violent acts, many others were brought in on counts such as criminal damage and possession of drugs. While football has always been known as a physical sport, especially amongst fans, has football gotten too far away from its roots? 'The perpetrators of this ignominious attack have no place in football', claims Charnock.