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Leeds United fan attacked with a knife outside Norwich City’s Carrow Road stadium, with two people arrested following play-off semi-final draw


  • Two people have reportedly been arrested after Leeds’ 0-0 draw with Norwich
  • Online reports claimed a violent incident occurred after full-time at Carrow Road

Norwich City are helping police with their investigations after a Leeds United supporter was attacked with a knife shortly after their Championship play-off semi-final first leg at Carrow Road.

The fan was understood to have been slashed in the neck area behind the Barclay Stand with claims he’d confronted a group who were taunting the travelling section about two Leeds supporters killed before a European game against Galatasaray 24 years ago.

Two people were arrested following the incident, with Norwich assisting police and studying CCTV and other footage to try identify the culprits.

Though the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, the serious incident overshadowed a tense game between two of the divisions heavyweights with the tie nicely-balanced ahead of the second leg at Elland Road on Thursday.

@DorsetHottub posted a picture on Twitter of a man bleeding from a cut on his neck.

A Leeds fan posted this image claiming their father had been ‘slashed’ outside Carrow Road

Two people have reportedly been taken into police custody after the incident

Two people have reportedly been taken into police custody after the incident 

Reports on social media claimed a violent incident had taken place after the full-time whistle, though it is not clear if the arrests are related to the claims

Reports on social media claimed a violent incident had taken place after the full-time whistle, though it is not clear if the arrests are related to the claims

The play-off semi-final first leg ended goalless after Junior Firpo’s first-half strike was ruled out for offside

The play-off semi-final first leg ended goalless after Junior Firpo’s first-half strike was ruled out for offside

The tweet included the caption: ‘We came out of Carrow Road after the game to Chants of Turks with knives and Galatasaray.. whilst asking the lads why it was said my dad was slashed in the neck with a blade and hit by a full can…’

Late on Sunday evening,  the Canaries in a statement said: ‘Norwich City can confirm that a Leeds United supporter received medical treatment following an incident that occurred outside Carrow Road following Sunday’s Sky Bet Championship play-off fixture. 

‘The supporter was seen by paramedics at the scene and did not require further medical treatment. 

‘Two individuals were arrested by Norfolk Police in connection with the incident. The club will now work closely with the police to fully investigate the incident, understand the facts and take appropriate action.’

Leeds are often subjected to tragedy chanting referencing two fans that were infamously stabbed to death in Istanbul in 2000 before their UEFA Cup semi-final against Galatasaray.

Daniel Farke‘s side entered Sunday’s clash full of confidence having done the double over the Canaries this season en-route to narrowly missing out on automatic promotion on the final day.

But at the home of his former club the German watched on as his side were held to a goalless draw.

In an ultimately tentative encounter, the visitors looked to have broken the deadlock after half an hour when Junior Firpo had the ball in the net.

However, the Dominican’s would-be opener was controversially ruled out for offside given against Georgino Rutter.

With neither side able to seize the initiative, Thursday’s second-leg at Elland Road is set to determine a place in the play-off final at Wembley later this month.



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