WATCH: Shocking scenes as baton-wielding police in Spain clash with Celtic football fans

UGLY SCENES: Police in Spain clash with Celtic football fans last night ahead of the Europa League second-leg match in Valencia. Photo credit: Twitter / @safetyman8

FOOTAGE of Celtic Football Club fans allegedly being beaten police in Spain last night (Wednesday) has emerged on social media.

The scenes were captured ahead of the Europa League second-leg match in Valencia.

Fans claimed they were attacked for doing nothing wrong – just drinking and singing.


A Twitter account that shared videos of the ugly scenes said: “Some appalling footage showing Spanish police violently attacking supporters without provocation in Valencia.

“We urge all fans to stay safe, and if necessary to document any abuses, especially if arrests are made.

Later they tweeted: “Spanish police now firing rubber bullets at crowds of Celtic supporters.

“Despicable beyond description.

“We urge all fans to stay safe.

“This clip will disgust any right minded person.”

Earlier supporters had expressed their disappointment that a Fanzone had not been set up for the match.

@CelticFCSLO tweeted: “Despite our best efforts, we’ve been unable to get any confirmation from @valenciacf or Local Police regarding a Fanzone so this doesn’t look like this going to happen, best advice if you don’t have a ticket find a friendly bar showing the match.”

Fans had been warned not to go to the stadium if they didn’t have a ticket and to be there at least one hour before kick-off.

They were also told not to take large bags, fireworks or banners or clothing with the word ‘ultra’ on.


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