After the 2-0 defeat in the first leg at Celtic Park, Brendan Rodgers’ men will have to win their first competitive match in Spain by at least the same margin to progress to the last 16 of the Europa League.
Close to 10000 supporters have flown to Valencia to support their beloved Hoops even amidst reports that the Spanish club have allocated only about 2500 seats for the away fans.
While the uncertainty surrounding their tickets is still ongoing, Hoops supporters were also subject to cases of blatant police brutality by the city’s police force.
Several videos have been making its way to Twitter since last night which show some disturbing cases of policemen violently beating up away fans for seemingly no reason.
From blasting supporters with rubber bullets from point blank range to sabotaging electronic goods, the policemen in Valencia seemed to be totally out of control while confronting fans when they were roaming around the city.
That just seems wrong. Check out clips of few of the incidents here:
— Daniel (@dan_mck98) February 21, 2019
— DB (@deejaypb) February 20, 2019
Some appalling footage appearing tonight showing Spanish police violently attacking supporters without provocation in Valencia. We urge all fans to stay safe, and if necessary to document any abuses, especially if arrests are made. @CelticFCSLO pic.twitter.com/PZz5tPOshe
— FAC (@FACKilltheBill) February 20, 2019