Danish Police have carried out a truncheon attack on Ibrox fans ahead of the Europa League tie against Brondby tonight.
After 20 months without an away day Sash Bash thousands of fans have travelled to Copenhagen, many buying up tickets for the home end with an official away allocation of 1,400 tickets.
Earlier this week Brondby announced that they had cancelled tickets bought by non-Danish supporters but that wasn’t going to put off fans that had taken time off work, booking flights and accommodation.
Danish Police planned on taking ticketless fans back to Copenhagen by train from Brondby but that plan has been ditched with the Daily Record reporting:
Danish riot police have ‘hit Rangers fans with truncheons’ ahead of their Europa League clash with Brondby.
Officers waded into large groups of supporters outside the stadium an hour and a half before kick-off. Supporters suffered face and head injuries in the incident which was described by one injured fan as ‘terrifying’.
The Light Blues supporter, who travelled to the Scandinavian city with a group of friends, said: “I have never been so scared in my life. The police have been leathering everyone with their truncheons. It’s disgraceful. Everything was good natured in the build-up to the match.
“I don’t know what happened. The police appeared to just start hitting supporters. My face is burst but there’s guys with other head injuries. It’s an absolute disgrace, they weren’t holding back.”
Rangers fans being Rangers fans…. https://t.co/7LZDK4RfGW
— StevieMc1888 (@StevenMcInally1) November 4, 2021
One turnstile open at brondby away end, rangers fans getting attacked because they’re being pushed forward by thousands behind them, what do you actually do @RangersFCSLO
— RM72 (@RM1872_) November 4, 2021
We encourage those Rangers fans who have been rejected at the stadium, because they don´t have a regulated ticket, to gather at Entrance H. Then we will help you, so you can come by train back to Copenhagen #BIFRFC #Brøndby #RangersFC #politidk
— Vestegnens Politi (@VestegnsPoliti) November 4, 2021
The Scottish Police have a lot to learn.
Rangers fans ‘hit by Danish riot cops with truncheons’ ahead of Brondby game https://t.co/nWoPKF45rC
— The Tone (@pollywol1971) November 4, 2021
It seems that the Danish Police have taken a different stance to Police Scotland’s softly softly approach to the carnage in George Square in March and May.