CSKA fans arrested on flight to Manchester City clash

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 08:33

Moscow: Fans of CSKA Moscow flying from Russia to Manchester ahead of the Champions League clash with Manchester City were arrested in Copenhagen after their abusive behaviour forced the plane to make an emergency landing in Denmark, a report said Monday.

Russia`s Sport Express daily said in a report on its website that half a dozen CSKA fans were arrested by Danish police after the plane made an emergency landing at Copenhagen airport.

The plane later continued to Manchester but the flight attendants ordered the CSKA fans to remain in their seats at all times, the report added. It said three fans had been released but another three were still in Danish custody.

If confirmed, the incident would be the latest scandal involving CSKA fans after they racially abused Yaya Toure when the team hosted Manchester City in Moscow for the home leg.

UEFA have ruled CSKA must play their next home Champions League match in a partly closed stadium as punishment.

The report did not identify the airline involved but the only company offering direct flights from Moscow to Manchester is EasyJet.

Data on its website showed that Sunday`s flight from Moscow EZY 1872 was "diverted to Copenhagen" and arrived in Manchester with a two-hour delay, although no reason was given.

AFP

First Published: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 09:32

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