Thursday, June 12, 2008

Seven fans killed in Nigeria after Champions League final...

According to a report in the Nigerian Tribune, seven football fans were killed following the dramatic end to the recent United vs Chelsea Champions League final. Fierce street fighting broke out between both sets of fans amidst scenes of chaos as local shops were forced to close down as supporters fought pitched battles using weapons such as machetes and bottles. One United fan was shot while another dropped down dead due to what has been described as anxiety and exhaustion.

Full story: Nigerian Tribune

United recently claimed that they have over 14 million fans living in Nigeria, added to which the club have announced that they will play Portsmouth in the West African country in July.

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