Napoli Supporters Reportedly Attack Restaurant Prior to Game vs. Arsenal

Napoli Supporters Reportedly Attack Restaurant Prior to Game vs. Arsenal

May 28, 2013 | S.S.C. Napoli Fans | 0 comments

A group of men alleged to have been wearing Napoli scarves have been accused of damaging a restaurant and leaving one person in hospital prior to the club’s Champions League clash with Arsenal.

Although Arsene Wenger’s team won the game 2-0 with goals from Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud, it is suggested proceedings off the pitch were far less comfortable.A popular matchday meeting place for many Gunners fans, Piebury Corner on Holloway Road came under attack prior to kickoff, as reported by Paul Cockerton of the Mirror:
Piebury Corner was forced to close after dozens of thugs tore through the building smashing windows, breaking chairs and swinging belts.

Around 50 customers were inside the premises, on Holloway Road, when a 30-strong mob of Napoli fans stormed in before kick-off.

Piebury Corner owner Paul Campbell suggested the attack came as a surprise, especially after many Napoli fans had integrated into the restaurant with no trouble, per Cockerton’s report:

We have had Napoli fans inside all day today, they have been having a good time and not bothering anybody at all. They have been no problem.

Then we had a minority come in, being violent, picking up chairs and tables.

There were three girls sat near me and these thugs just came in and grabbed the chairs from under the girls.

It was completely unprovoked, I think they just picked us at random because they saw a busy restaurant and they wanted to fight someone

Source:https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1795170-napoli-supporters-reportedly-attack-restaurant-prior-to-game-vs-arsenal.

 

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