Liverpool condemn fans in Barcelona after they were filmed pushing locals into a fountain while six supporters are ‘arrested after two hotel workers were assaulted’ on the eve of their Champions League semi-final
- Videos on social media show Liverpool fans pushing locals into a fountain
- Trouble has brewed in Barcelona on the eve of Champions League semi-final
- Reports in Spain claim six fans have been arrested after assault on hotel workers
- Liverpool came out on Wednesday morning and condemned those taking part
Liverpool have condemned videos of their supporters causing trouble in Barcelona after fans were filmed pushing locals into a fountain
Trouble brewed in the city ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg. At least two videos surfaced on social media showing supporters shoving local people into a fountain in the middle of the popular Placa Reial square.
And chief executive officer Peter Moore took to Twitter to tell fans to treat the city better.
Liverpool fans have been filmed shoving locals in Barcelona into a fountain in a popular square
It comes amid reports six Liverpool fans have been arrested for an assault on hotel workers
‘We proudly sing that we’ve conquered all of Europe,’ he wrote. ‘But let’s treat this beautiful city with the respect that it deserves, and act in a manner that is befitting of LFC.
‘By all means have a good time, but we are Liverpool, and as such, let’s visit here with grace and humility.’
There is surprise at Liverpool as their fans have regularly been praised for their behaviour when travelling around Europe this season.
Hundreds of travelling fans congregated in the square on Tuesday afternoon when the incidents occurred.
A man in a blue jacket standing on the edge of the fountain can be seen being pushed in
It comes amid reports six Liverpool fans have been arrested in Catalonia.
Two workers at the Placa Reial hotel were allegedly assaulted and required medical attention, while two others suffered bruises, including a broken nose, according to reports in Mundo Deportivo.
Spanish newspaper Sport reports that fans threw objects at police and that nearly 3,000 cans of beers, to be sold around the busy square, have been confiscated.
But Liverpool fans have taken to social media to accuse the Spanish police of ‘hugely over-reacting’.
The man is filmed getting out of the fountain before walking towards the camera
One supporter said: ‘They (Spanish police) looked like they wanted a reaction. None came. The restraint was commendable.
‘They were batoned (sic) up in crash helmets. We were enjoying a drink in a bar at the side. Everyone in (the) square was having a good time.
‘They rushed and batoned people for no reason. I would be shocked if I hadn’t seen Spanish policing of football before.’