Feyenoord fans in court for Rome rampage

barcaccia fountainFeyenoord supporters involved in the riot in Rome in February will appear in court in Rotterdam on August 31.

The 44 fans rioted ahead of the Rotterdam club’s away match with AS Roma in the Europa League.

Damage was caused to Rome’s shops, bars and ancient monuments, including the newly-restored 17th century Barcaccia fountain close to the Spanish Steps.


The 44 supporters are aged between 17 and 41 and come from all parts of the Netherlands. They are being prosecuted for the damage caused and for throwing stones at the police, broadcaster Nos reports.

One 21-year-old man from Zierikzee is also charged with attempted murder. He is suspected of having thrown a mortar bomb at a police officer, Nos says.

The hearing on August 31 is pro forma. Sentencing will take place in the autumn.

(Photo: Carlomorino via Wikimedia Commons)

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