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Legia Warsaw Players Attacked By Their Own Fans After Weekend Defeat

Legia Warsaw Players Attacked By Their Own Fans After Weekend Defeat

Legia Warsaw lost a crucial match on Sunday in the Polish top-tier and their fans were not happy.

The team lost 3-0 away to Lech Poznan, and were reportedly attacked by their own fans after the game.

According to Przeglad Sportowy, one of the leaders of an ultras group walked onto the team bus after the game, and asked the players to get off the bus. Once they got off the bus, they were attacked by around 50 fans.

The players were reportedly slapped on the face and on the back of the head in an attack that lasted around ten minutes. Some of the backroom team were also attacked by the fans.

Threats were made to the players that similar incidents will happen again, if they perform the same way. The team currently lie in eighth place in theĀ Ekstraklasa. Last season they finished in first place, winning their 12th title and fourth in five years.

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While none of the players received any serious injuries, the attacks raises the concern over the level of power ultras groups have in Poland.

Legia's fans have caused trouble on numerous occasions in recent seasons. Last year, a Champions League game against Real Madrid game had to be played behind closed doors due to incidents in European competition.

The team are not in action now for a fortnight due to the international break. Their next match is at home toĀ Lechia Gdansk on October 15th.

It could be a tense affair.

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Daniel Kelly

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