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Manchester City is drawing up a safety plan for the 3,000 supporters who will travel to Italy when the team plays Napoli on Nov. 22.City is most afraid of Napoli’s “Ultras” — a lunatic group of diehards who consistently stab visiting fans outside the stadium.
Three Liverpool fans were slashed at Napoli last October. And six Bayern Munich supporters were stabbed by Ultras before a game last month.
“All the German victims suffered the traditional calling card of being slashed across the buttocks, back or legs,” reports the Guardian.
It’s obviously difficult to prevent every instance of fan violence. But when fans are getting stabbed after every big match, it’s absurd that something drastic hasn’t been done.
Manchester City officials are consulting other clubs about how to keep fans safe. They’re plan is to urge supporters to stay together and not venture into the most dangerous areas of the city.
But the best idea for City fans might be to stay in Manchester and watch this one on TV.
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