Celtic fans ambushed by 20 knife-wielding Lazio thugs when bus broke down just hours after two supporters stabbed

CELTIC fans were ambushed by a gang of Lazio ultras after their shuttle bus broke down on the journey from last night's game.

Around 20 yobs chased the Hoops supporters after they were forced to walk part of the route back to Rome city centre.


It is unclear if anyone was injured in the attack, which took place near to the River Tiber.

One eyewitness said the thugs were armed with knives and smoke bombs.

Bus passenger Michael McFarlane wrote online: “Our shuttle bus broke down 1km from the stadium.

“Driver chucked us out, meaning we had to walk through the Lazio neighbourhood.

CHASED BY KNIFE THUGS

“About 20 Lazio fans sprinted from the dark and ambushed the group at the river.

“Got away safe, not sure about others.”

The incident comes 24 hours after two Celtic fans were stabbed in Rome ahead of the Europa League match.

Armed hooligans attacked a bar full of Bhoys supporters, with the hooded hooligans ambushing the Flann O’Brien bar.

One of the victims was sitting outside when he was targeted by Lazio yobs, while another Celts supporter was also attacked during the ambush.

The Parkhead club today vowed to support the fans who were stabbed and boss Neil Lennon sent his best wishes.

Speaking after tonight’s dramatic 2-1 win, he said: “I have heard they’re stable and we wish them well.

“We’ll maybe get something to them or, if we get the chance, go and see them.

“I just hope they’re okay and get home safe.”

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