Four Brits have been arrested in Madrid forward of tonight’s Champions League remaining as Spurs fans complained of being “battered” by police.
Footage posted on social media seems to indicate an officer hit one supporter on the again of the legs in a bar in Madrid metropolis centre.
Fan Twitter account COYS NEWS claimed police had “battered” Spurs fans “for no reason”.
It got here as Spanish police stated 4 Brits had been arrested for violence on Friday night. No additional particulars had been made accessible.
A number of thousand further officers, together with delegations from Merseyside and London, have been introduced in to deal with the extra supporters in Madrid forward of the ultimate.
To date the build-up to the sport has been comparatively peaceable amid warnings from police that they are going to take a “robust” strategy to dangerous behaviour.
Officers additionally took measures to shut down some out of doors ingesting areas shortly after lunch on Friday afternoon in an effort to limit noise round some of the residential areas.
It comes as tens of 1000’s of English soccer fans in Spain face the prospect of lacking out on watching their workforce bid for European glory this night, with fans blaming a scarcity of supporter tickets and the choice to ban big tv screens from exhibiting the match.
It means a number of will make their technique to the Metropolitano Stadium forward of the 8pm kick-off nonetheless looking for a ticket.
These not in a position to catch the match from contained in the stadium shall be compelled to discover a pub exhibiting the soccer, after authorities determined the 2 designated fan zones ought to shut simply earlier than kick-off, whereas officers dominated nowhere in town centre ought to have the ability to present the sport on an enormous display screen.
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson, who had written to his counterpart in Madrid to request a large display screen broadcast the match, stated “UEFA guidance” was behind the choice.
He added in a tweet on Saturday night: “Told 14,000 bars and restaurants and cafes open with screens.”