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Footage emerges of Ajax hooligans attacking Aston Villa fans at train station before match

Footage emerges of Ajax hooligans attacking Aston Villa fans at a train station before Thursday’s Europa Conference League match.

In the seven second clip, one individual cautiously rises after seemingly being knocked down on the platform, while several others engage in physical altercations with another fan.

The defenceless supporter receives multiple blows to the head and collapses to the ground, while some of the hooded hooligans continue to lash out in throwing punches and kicking out.

Subsequently, one of them turns around and delivers another fist to the individual who had just managed to stand up, with the video ending there.

It’s since reported that a few ultras jumped on two lads who were ‘scarfers’ and weren’t looking for trouble.

The game itself saw Aston Villa battle hard in a goalless draw at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, though Ezri Konsa was sent off for two bookable offences, before Ajax full-back Tristan Gooijer suffered the same fate.

Emiliano Martinez also produced the save of the match midway through the second half to prevent Kenneth Taylor’s from netting with his strike that seemed destined for the back of the net.

Ajax: Ramaj, Rensch, Kaplan, Hato, Gooijer, Henderson, Mannsverk (van den Boomen 76′), Sosa, Hlynsson (Akpom 80′), Brobbey, Taylor.

Subs: Rulli, Gorter, Gaaei, Forbs, Medic, Rijkhoff, Fitz-Jim, Tahirovic, Martha.

Aston Villa: Martínez, Konsa, Lenglet, Torres (Cash 45′), Digne (Moreno 74′), Diaby (McGinn 63′), Iroegbunam (Zaniolo 74′), Luiz, Rogers (Bailey 63′), Tielemans, Watkins.

Subs: Olsen, Gauci, Carlos, Kesler Hayden, Kellyman.

Villa boos Unai Emery said post-match: “It was a very tough match, very difficult.

“It’s always difficult playing in Europe, away as well.

“They have a great atmosphere here with their supporters and we competed.

“We didn’t play well, we didn’t control the game.

“But, of course, it’s a very good result.

“We were planning this match, thinking to play today 90 minutes, but, of course, we knew before it was very difficult to get a result here and take advantage.

“Here they are feeling strong, comfortable and confident to play trying to do something with their supporters.

“And now it’s Villa Park, 90 minutes at Villa Park, of course we have to be ready as well in case of extra-time or a penalty shoot-out because it’s always difficult in Europe.

“Here Ajax, today they showed us their wishes to win, their desire, their commitment to play everybody, very intense, and we’ve faced them today knowing them as well.

“And, of course, knowing and taking experiences of how difficult it is to play in Europe.”

Emery speaking on TNT Sports: “I told the players before the match, it’s a very difficult place to play. The atmosphere they create here, the fans, it’s hard. We didn’t play well, we didn’t control the game, our possession was not good.

“They deserve more chances than us, but we were planning to play 90 minutes today and then to take in our mind the next 90 minutes. Taking here a good result is better. The players were here with some doubt.

“We’re playing in Europe, so we’ll have to try to do things better. We have to focus clearly on the difficulties we’re going to face. We did a plan before the match but I wasn’t happy with the [lack of] control.

“For me now it’s very important this result is open for next week and now we will try to do something different and try to respect them, because now we know them better.”

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Twitter users reacted as footage emerges of Ajax hooligans attacking Aston Villa fans at train station before Thursday’s match…

@Essex_hammer95: These ultras always seem to ambush shirters 🤡

@TheDB30: Stop attacking people over football man!

@FMcAveety: Ajax fans have been involved in regular attacks when they have European games . Does anything ever get done about it ?

@Church_of_Aston:
50 onto 1
Yea tough guys

@JohnGallett: Hope he’s OK. #avfc

@cantputmyname2: I’m blues fan but that’s too far he’s a young lad

@wg_wwfc: Why do they do this? They always fight in groups against 1 person. They never fight on their own. Theres also only 1 actual punch here I can see, it’s honestly embarrassing behaviour.

@1875Ben: Bloke got put on his arse then superman punched 😂😂 Long fucking day

@FfcLucan: A lot of Villa standing around watching their pal get a pasting there. Sore one.

@saley1984: All just watching by whilst one of their own get slapped. Imagine my shock

@UpTheVilla_AVFC: Why can’t none of them fight on their own

@tylerAV_1: Absolute rats 🤬 had to go for a young lad & an older lad by the looks of it #avfc

@mrmonkfish65: Dutch lads still think its 1984

@apaulski: Ajax attacking Fans as usual 🙄

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