One stabbed, five injured in brawl between Olympiacos fans, locals in Istanbul
ISTANBULSix Olympiacos fans suffered injuries, including one with stab wounds, on May 19 during a brawl between Olympiacos and locals in Istanbul ahead of EuroLeague’s Final Four in Istanbul, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The brawl occurred on Istanbul’s touristic İstiklal Avenue after Olympiacos fans lighted torches and chanted.
Police intervened in the brawl between the supporters and the locals.
One of the fans was stabbed in the leg. The injured fans, all of whom are Greek citizens, were taken to Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital.
Four people who were allegedly involved in the brawl were taken to a police station. Injured fans were also detained and taken to the same police station after their treatment for their testimonies. Police also tightened security precautions near the hotel in which the Olympiacos supporters are staying.
The incident was recorded on the mobile phone of a local.
Fenerbahçe, Olympiacos, CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid will vie to lift the EuroLeague crown during weekend action at Istanbul’s Sinan Erdem Dome.