Croatian police have apprehended nine soccer fans who were sought on European warrants for their alleged involvement in deadly violence that occurred last month in Athens, Greece. According to state television station HRT, Greece had issued arrest warrants for 10 fans of Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb soccer club, with one individual still remaining at large. The Croatian Justice Ministry confirmed that it had been informed of the warrants by the Croatian police.
The fans, who are members of the Bad Blue Boys fan group, are suspected of participating in the violent incident that took place in August outside AEK Athens’ stadium, resulting in the death of a 29-year-old Greek fan. The violence led to the cancellation of a Champions League qualifier between AEK Athens and Dinamo Zagreb. Amateur video footage captured the scene, showing numerous youths carrying bats and iron bars while flares and firebombs exploded. Ten people sustained injuries during the incident.