Eight Leicester City fans handed suspended prison terms after Madrid violence

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FLYING FOXES: Around 70 Leicester fans were involved.

EIGHT Leicester City fans arrested in Madrid have been handed four-month suspended jail sentences.

The men were arrested following clashes with police in the Spanish capital’s Plaza Mayor on Tuesday evening, the day before a Champions League quarter-final tie against Atletico Madrid.

After spending 36 hours behind bars, the fans appeared before a judge in Instructional Court No. 27, where six of them were given an additional four months for assaulting police officers.

Others were charged for resisting arrest, causing minor injuries, and damage to public property.

The court heard that all the men, who have not been named, had been drinking heavily prior to the clash.

Around 70 Leicester fans became involved with police, who some witnesses say used excessive force, at around 9.30pm on Tuesday.

One fan told the BBC: “We [witnessed] police targeting groups of people, smashing beers from tables and even them throwing chairs towards the fans as well charging with batons and riot shields.”

The Foxes went on to lose the game 1-0, with the return leg taking place at the King Power Stadium in Leicester on Tuesday April 18.

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