Feyenoord fans banned from Champions League trip to Napoli

Comments()
Getty Images
The San Paolo stadium will only have home supporters for the Italian side's clash with Eredivisie outfit, after a local government ruling

Feyenoord have revealed that the local government in Naples has banned their supporters from attending the upcoming Champions League game against Napoli on September 26.

Reports began to emerge last month that tickets for the Group F clash would not be made available to visiting fans, and those restrictions were confirmed by the Dutch champions on Monday.

Feyenoord 11/1 to beat Napoli

A statement from the Province of Naples government stated concerns regarding clashes between rival supporters was behind their decision.

Those concerns are reportedly due to the trouble between fans of Feyenoord and Roma in the 2015 Europa League, when there was a reported €1million worth of permanent damage to the 500-year-old Barcaccia fountain in the Italian capital.

Due to the ruling, Feyenoord will be unable to sell tickets for the match.

A statement from Feyenoord read: "Today [Monday] Feyenoord received a copy of a document issued to SSC Napoli by the Prefecture of the Province of Naples.

"It confirms the decision that no Dutch fans will be welcome in Stadio San Paolo for the match between SCC Napoli and Feyenoord on Tuesday 26 September. The Italian club is prohibited from selling tickets for the match to Dutch fans.

"It is much to Feyenoord's regret that coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst's side will not benefit from the support of the club's fans in the second Champions League group F match.

Article continues below

"In response to the decision of the Italian authorities, the club has decided not to organise a trip for the Feyenoord Business Club.

"The squad will be accompanied by no more than a small group of officials."

 

Next article:
A-League Review: Glory held in stalemate as Sydney close the gap
Next article:
Wolves vs Leicester City: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview
Next article:
Pochettino backs Alli to play Messi role for Tottenham in Kane absence
Next article:
Alexander-Arnold signs new five-year Liverpool deal
Next article:
Sarri: Chelsea can't afford to rest tired Jorginho after Fabregas exit
Close