Nineteen policemen and seven spectators were injured and 40 people were detained in Naples on Thursday night (May 28) after fighting on the pitch disrupted the final of the Anglo-Italian soccer tournament.
MV Cup being held up by team
MV TO LV Crowds throwing missiles onto pitch PAN players(2 shots)
MV People in stands throwing missiles & breaking stands (3 shots)
MV Photographers PAN players with cup carrying captain on shoulders
MV Man running onto pitch
MV Angry crowds in stands (2 shots)
CU Players running off field
LV Crowds onto pitch
MV Fires in grounds
CU TO MV PAN across wrecked stands
LV Crowds outside stadium
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Background: Nineteen policemen and seven spectators were injured and 40 people were detained in Naples on Thursday night (May 28) after fighting on the pitch disrupted the final of the Anglo-Italian soccer tournament.
Swindon Town were judged the winners of the tournament because the were leading Napoli 3-0 when Austrian referee Paul Schiller stopped the match with eleven minutes left to play.
Swindon were presented with the winners' trophy by Signor Orfeo Pianelli, vice-president of the Italian Soccer Federation.
25 minutes after the interval the first stones were thrown and shortly after the enraged Neapolitan fans poured onto the pitch. Nine minutes later, the referee ordered the players to leave the field.
Police then mounted baton charges and fired teargas canisters to clear the field, but outside the stadium grounds the fighting continued.