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Aberdeen to look into fan violence after Apollon game

Riot police armed with batons resorted to pepper spray on Aberdeen fans in Cyprus after tempers flared following the club’s Europa League defeat to Apollon Limassol.

Dons supporters on Thursday night clashed with stewards following Aberdeen’s 2-0 defeat at the AEK Arena in Larnaca – going out of the competition 3-2 on aggregate.

They exchanged punches and kicks before riot police wielding batons and aiming pepper spray at fans began pushing supporters back.

According to reports in Scotland, Aberdeen chief executive Duncan Fraser appealed for calm from the pitch but his calls were ignored.

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Aberdeen have now launched an investigation into the crowd trouble.

A spokesman for the club told reporters: “Following incidents at the end of this evening’s match in Larnaca, the club can confirm it has commenced dialogue with the stadium operators, Apollon Limassol and the authorities.

“As part of this, the club has requested that CCTV footage is interrogated in order to assist matters.

“The club will not be making any further comment until the conclusion of this comprehensive investigation.”

 

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