Montenegro: 21 injured in incidents before basketball game
The Montenegro police stated on Tuesday that the incident ahead of the Partizan-Budućnost basketball game in Podgorica on Sunday left 21 people injured.Izvor: Tanjug
The statement added that the police reacted in a timely manner and prevented any large-scale clashes.
Ahead of the game, the fans of Partizan Belgrade were the first to enter the court, and were then followed by fans of host team Budućnost Podgorica, the police statement reads.
The police were on alert in the Morača Sports Center, and intervened only when the guards were not able to secure peace anymore.
Both groups of fans attacked the police, and the clash left four policemen injured, the statement reads.
During the intervention, legal requirements were fulfilled for the police to use forceful means, and empty a part of the stands. The moment when peace and order were restored, the game began, and passed without any further incidents, the police said.
As the media reported earlier, the riots started ahead of the game after Partizan fans allegedly provoked Budućnost fans by chanting, who then invaded the court.
Partizan claimed a 81-62 victory over Budućnost, in the 5th round game of the regional Adriatic League.