Angry Ittihad fans storm training ground, attack players

Hatem Maher , Thursday 28 Apr 2011

Attack on players follows the Alexandrian side's league defeat to Talae El-Geish on Monday

Ittihad fans

Ittihad players were unable to train on Wednesday after angry fans stormed the training ground and attacked them in the wake of Monday’s 3-1 Egyptian Premier League defeat to Talae El-Geish.

The supporters chased Ittihad players with bladed weapons in an ugly scene reminiscent of the riots which took place in an African Champions League game between Zamalek and Tunisia’s Club Africain in Cairo early this month.

Reports said defender Ateya El-Belkasy was injured amid the chaos.

Ittihad of Alexandria, who have a large fan base in Egypt’s second-largest city, face possible relegation to the second division after a string of poor results. They have only managed to win two matches so far this season.

They lie at the bottom of the 16-league table with 12 points, four adrift of safety.

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