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Travelling Supporters: Club Statement: Updated

Clarets praise fan behaviour but five injured and receive treatment

23 August 2018

Burnley Football Club has praised the behaviour of the travelling support who followed the Clarets to Athens.

Just over 900 supporters were inside the away end of the George Karaiskakis Stadium for Burnley's Europa League tie at Olympiakos.

The vast majority were once again impeccably behaved with the coaching operation to transport supporters to the ground put in place by the club again a great success, as it was in the previous round in Istanbul.

However, five of our supporters were unfortunately injured – including a person who received a stab wound to the leg – and received medical attention at the stadium.

Those injured all travelled independently to the stadium, outside the organised travel operation.

Burnley Football Club is working closely with Olympiakos and the local Greek police to investigate these incidents.

UPDATE: A group of 22 supporters were detained by Police ahead of the game for offences relating to drunkenness, in breach of Greek legislation. 

They were detained, rather than arrested, and released later on Thursday night without charge. 

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