Fan Allegedly Hit By Portuguese Police – Newcastle Statement


Newcastle United have issued a statement following last night’s game in Portugal, when it was reported that a young Newcastle fan leaving the Stadium in Lisbon was hit by a police baton.

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Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal

The Newcastle United club have issued this statement:

The club were made aware last night – Thursday – by fans leaving the Estádio da Luz,  of reports that a young Newcastle United fan had been struck by a police baton during the hold back after the game.

Whilst club stewards and officials were inside the ground, none witnessed the alleged incident. Club officials made Northumbria Police, who were working with local police, aware of the reported incident last night.

The club would strongly encourage the father of the young fan to make a formal complaint to the Portuguese police – which can be done via Northumbria Police – so that the incident may be investigated.

Newcastle United will assist with any investigation.

It’s unusual that Newcastle have issued the statement, but it shows the clubs are right behind their supporters, when they are not treated right while on the road supporting the team.

It’s a case of Newcastle supporting their supporters – good for them.

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