Danish police after the Malmö-criticism: out of all proportion

Malmö FF criticises the police for hitting innocent fans with tear gas before the FCK match. - Legitimate self-defence, say the police. It is completely out o

Danish police after the Malmö-criticism: out of all proportion

Malmö FF criticises the police for hitting innocent fans with tear gas before the FCK match. - Legitimate self-defence, say the police.

It is completely out of proportion, when the Swedish football club Malmö FF raises criticism against the Police for the way it handled the troubled Malmö FF fans before Europa League match 12. december against FC Copenhagen in the Park.

It says senior inspector, inspector and chief of preparedness for the Copenhagen Police, Peter Dahl.

- I think the club should use its energy to process the hooligan problems, it quite clearly in Malmö instead to raise this criticism, he says.

Peter Dahl have read the criticism, as Malmö FF sent out on its web site Wednesday, where the club among other things, accusing the police of hitting innocent people with tear gas.

He has seen the video surveillance through from 12. december, and describes its adherents ' march to the Park as "a war zone".

- Their fans behaved, as when you look the worst rioting we have seen in Copenhagen, with the exhumation of cobblestone, throw objects and scooters, the firing of the fireworks directly at policemen and throw firecrackers directly at the police officers.

- The gasgranat, they refer to was thrown by one of our platoons in necessary self-defence, because they were so pressed by the Malmö-fans, that they had to get away. We had police officers, who had to barricade themselves in the swimming pool.

- So it is completely out of proportions, that a club raises criticism of the way things have been handled, says Peter Dahl.

Malmö FF asks the Police for a meeting, so the club can get an explanation of the handling of the supporters.

Peter Dahl said that the police have not received an invitation to a meeting yet.

- But I meet very like up, and I bring much like video documentation from Copenhagen, so the management of Malmö FF can see how their fans act out in reality.

- For it seems not quite to that management is aware of what it is for some voldstosser they have with football, he says.

Copenhagen Police discounted the day after the match, a task force that will identify as many as possible of those who were in the riots and to hold them accountable. This applies both to the FCK-fans of Malmö FF fans.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 18 December 2019, 13:00

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