A 35 year old Italian football supporter has died of his injuries after being knocked down by a van amid violence ahead of a match in Milan against Napoli.
On Wednesday, he was with a group of Inter Milan fans, was taken to hospital in the northern city evening but died in hospital.
The clashes took place not far from Milan’s San Siro stadium before a Serie A game.
Police said, 4 Napoli fans were hurt and one of them was stabbed. Reports said the clashes took place in a street a few minutes’ walk from the San Siro stadium.
Around 10 minivans carrying Napoli supporters arrived around an hour before the match and escaped police security checks near the stadium.
The vans were surrounded by more than 100 people armed with sticks. 2 people appeared to be knocked over, and one of them taken to hospital with critical injuries.
The man who died has been described as “ultra” from the town of Varese to the north of Milan who was given a ban 6 years before for his part in clashes at another Inter match. Italian reports named the victim as Daniele Belardinelli, aged 35. More than 100 armed people were having sticks.
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