Ahead of the 2022-23 UEFA Conference League final, Fiorentina fans were attacking West Ham fans in Prague. Videos of the incident have gone viral on social media where clashes between supporters are seen between fans of both teams in the Czech capital ahead of the game. Around 20,000 West Ham fans are expected to travel to Prague, but the majority of fans will be without tickets as both clubs were allocated less than 5,000 each for the match
Eyewitnesses have claimed that Hammers’ Supporters were targeted by a group of Fiorentina 'ultras' who used fireworks and chairs as weapons ahead of the Final. The local police confirmed 16 men had been arrested in the aftermath of the attack.
The Police statement said, “Italy fans attacked West Ham fans in a bar in Rytirska Street, injuring three. One policeman was also attacked. We have arrested 16 people and we are currently investigating the whole incident."
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Talking about the fixture, West Ham and David Moyes have an opportunity to finish a rather disappointing season a high and further end the club’s European trophy draught since 1965. Talking about the match, David Moyes said, "I think, what does it mean to West Ham to be in a European final? I think if we said this at the start of the season, people wouldn’t have believed it.
"It’s a big achievement to get through to a European final. It’s not easy to get all the way through and we’ve been competitive. It’s a great achievement for all the players and the next part is to see if we can go on and win it."