Clarets fan stabbed during Euro game

24 August 2018, 05:41 | Updated: 24 August 2018, 05:50

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A Burnley football fan was stabbed and four others were injured during the side's Europa League clash with Olympiakos in Greece.

Burnley said the fans, one of whom suffered a stab wound to the leg, were given medical treatment at the stadium.

More than 900 Clarets supporters attended the qualifying play-off first leg at the George Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, which saw the visitors suffer a 3-1 defeat.

A statement from the club said: "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 said they were working closely with Olympiakos and local police to investigate the incidents.