Celtic fans make 200 complaints of Dutch police violence

Fans of football club Celtic have made some 200 complaints about police violence prior to the Scottish side’s match against Ajax earlier earlier this month, news agency ANP reports.

The club has now forwarded 25 of these complaints to Dutch lawyer Jeroen Soeteman who is assessing if there is enough evidence to take legal action against the officers concerned.

Celtic fans say the police used excessive force during disturbances in the centre of Amsterdam prior to the match. In total 44 people were arrested, including 28 Celtic supporters. Eight police officers were treated for injuries.


Last Thursday, five Celtic supporters were found guilty of attacking the police and sentenced to between one month and two months in jail. They are currently appealing against the sentences.

The complaints are unconnected to the fans who have been found guilty, news agency ANP said.

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