Bayern Munich supporters storm the barriers at Chelsea after fans get arrested prior to last night’s clash in the Champions League.
A video, uploaded to social media site Twitter, shows the travelling fans force their way through the struggling security staff, who were reportedly trying to avoid being searched upon entry at the Premier League ground.
— Charlie Gibson (@CharlieMooseGib) February 25, 2020
Photos also showed an increased police presence for the tie, with officers holding and using their batons in an effort to contain supporters.
It is understood the reported trouble was also caused by fans who showed up without tickets and tried to gain entry.
German publication Bild reports that a ‘massive police operation was in process, while the Athletic claims that several arrests have been made.
Bayern Munich fans storm barriers ahead of Chelsea Champions League clash as two arrested for assault at Stamford Bridge. Cops urge those rushing forward to keep back as arrests are made elsewhere as they tried control the situation with Bayern fans pic.twitter.com/RzQqVSawwK
— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) February 26, 2020
One witness said: “Heavy security for the travelling Bayern Munich fans at Stamford Bridge tonight.
“Just saw a couple looking for medical attention, one who’d lost a shoe and stewards calling for the ejection of anyone who appeared drunk. All tickets being checked before the gates.”
Fans gave their reaction to seeing footage of Bayern Munich supporters storm the barriers at Chelsea…
If this way English fans away in Europe the riot police would be wading in hammering them all with batons and shields
— Ross Lehir (@MTross89) February 25, 2020
Tbf Chelsea’s away end is a nightmare to get into
— CO (@Charlie1882_) February 25, 2020
Imagine doing that in Spain… Seville you’d be battered
— John McMahon (@72JohnMc) February 25, 2020
— Chris Brennan (@brengun_10) February 25, 2020
— Sideways (@Stamfordrich) February 25, 2020
Germans invading something with force, not for the first time eh?
— Stu (@StuJones94) February 25, 2020
All Chelsea fans behind the camera threatening to give them it pic.twitter.com/sJiqxbhzRh
— lewis Shildrick (@LewShildrick) February 25, 2020
Kids in adult clothing
— Chris (@chrislh1990) February 25, 2020
Was this scarier that the fight between Chelsea and Tottenham fans at the weekend ?
— Aaron unsworth (@Tottywhites) February 25, 2020
Anyone who has ever been away to Chelsea knows how shite their stewarding is at the turnstiles.
— Shaun Healy (@shaun_healy) February 25, 2020