quarta-feira, 12 de setembro de 2007

The FSF links with IMUSA to try and ensure safe passage for Manchester United fans visiting Rome

Monday 3rd September


The Football Supporters' Federation will liaise with the Independent Manchester United Supporters' Association to ensure Red Devils' fans travelling to Rome for the forthcoming Champions' League tie aren't attacked by the Italian police again.

The FSF will be working closely with supporters of all English clubs involved in European competitions this season, providing the Fans' Embassy service which has proved so popular with fans following the English national team abroad.
As they plan their trips abroad, supporters will be able to consult in depth guides to the countries and cities their clubs will be visiting, which are soon to be added to the FSF website – www.fsfs.org.uk
An IMUSA statement released after last week's draw for the group stages of the Champions League said: “In view of the cases against the Rome police that are still live in the Italian courts, IMUSA will not be issuing any further statements about this fixture for the time being, beyond that below.” "Manchester United are to play Sporting Clube de Portugal, FC Dynamo Kyiv and AS Roma in the group stage of this years Champions' League.“IMUSA is keen to play its part in making sure that the attacks on Manchester United fans made by the Rome police last Spring are not repeated again this season.To this end IMUSA will be working closely with the Club, UEFA, the FA and the Football Supporters' Federation to urgently examine the ways in which this can be avoided.”

For a reminder of the fate United fans suffered at the hands of police in Rome last season, click here. Warning this clip contains violent scenes and bad language and is unsuitable for minors.

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