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Burnley fan stabbed at Olympiakos match in Greece

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A Burnley football fan was stabbed and four others injured at the side’s Europa League clash with Olympiakos in Greece.

More than 900 of the Premier League club’s supporters travelled to the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus for the first leg of a play-off.

Those injured – including one person stabbed in the leg – were treated at the stadium.

Burnley said that the injured fans all travelled “independently” and “outside the organised travel operation”.

Before the game, 22 Burnley fans were detained for “drunkenness” and later released without charge.

The club said it was working with local police and Olympiakos to investigate what happened.

Burnley lost the match 3-1.

Burnley fans inside the stadium
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Burnley fans inside the stadium during the Europa League clash

The club said in a statement: “The vast majority (of fans) were once again impeccably behaved, with the coaching operation to transport supporters to the ground put in place by the club again a great success, as it was in the previous round in Istanbul.

“However, five of our supporters were unfortunately injured – including a person who received a stab wound to the leg – and received medical attention at the stadium.

“Those injured all travelled independently to the stadium, outside the organised travel operation.”

A club spokesman said: “A group of 22 supporters were detained by police ahead of the game for offences relating to drunkenness, in breach of Greek legislation.

“They were detained, rather than arrested, and released later on Thursday night without charge.”

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