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Polish PM calls for motion after Legia Warsaw gamers arrested

Poland’s prime minister and soccer authorities demanded explanations from the Netherlands on Friday as two Legia Warsaw gamers have been detained after scuffles with police following the Europa Convention League match at AZ Alkmaar.

There was additionally hassle with followers. Dutch police mentioned in a press release that, opposite to earlier safety agreements with their Polish counterparts and the membership, Legia supporters had traveled to the sport.

Portuguese participant Josué and Serbian Radovan Pankov, who had been taken off the staff bus by police, remained in custody whereas the remainder of the squad returned to Poland.

It was not instantly clear what provoked the scuffles with police after Legia misplaced 1-0 to Group E rival Alkmaar on Thursday.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who’s campaigning forward of Oct. 15 parliamentary elections, mentioned he had tasked Poland’s diplomats to research the matter.

Morawiecki mentioned on X, beforehand Twitter, that “Polish gamers and followers should be handled in line with regulation. We don’t comply with regulation violations.”

The secretary common of Poland’s PZPN Soccer Federation, Lukasz Wachowski, mentioned he’s demanding explanations from his Dutch counterparts and the European soccer physique UEFA.

UEFA mentioned it was gathering proof to think about doable disciplinary circumstances. Golf equipment are held liable for their followers’ habits at stadiums for European video games.

Legia followers “stormed” entrance gates, clashing with stewards and the police, with one officer passing out. Some supporters grabbed batons and pepper gasoline from the police, and acquired in with out tickets, the Dutch police assertion mentioned.

After the match, the police sealed some exits, resulting in clashes, in line with experiences.

Legia president Dariusz Mioduski additionally obtained disagreeable therapy from the police, the experiences added. Mioduski is a Harvard-educated lawyer and a member of the administration board on the Courtroom of Arbitration of Sport.

All 4 groups in Group E, the others are Aston Villa and Zrinjski Mostar, have three factors after two matches.

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