Napoli have released a statement, explaining why they’re ‘deeply concerned’ about the decision to let Eintracht Frankfurt fans purchase tickets for the upcoming Champions League clash.
The Partenopei secured a confident 2-0 win over the Bundesliga outfit in the first leg, allowing them to put one foot in the quarter-finals of the competition.
The match also saw clashes between the two supporter groups on the night of the game, leading to an initial ban on Eintracht Frankfurt fans for the second leg in Campania.
On Saturday, the Naples Regional Administrative Tribunal confirmed that the Eintracht fans would be allowed to attend the game after all.
Napoli released a statement today expressing their worries ahead of the Champions League clash.
“Calcio Napoli are deeply concerned about the decision to allow German fans access to the upcoming Champions League match Napoli-Eintracht on March 15.
“The concern stems from the concrete possibility of disturbances that could be created, as pointed out by the Committee for the Analysis of Sports Events of the Ministry of the Interior.
“This decision was taken by the 5th section of the TAR of Campania, chaired by Dr. Abruzzese, who will take responsibility for what could happen.
“The decision, it is emphasised, was made independently of the technical evaluations of the bodies deputed to this task.”
The decision to initially ban Eintracht fans from attending the Champions League match in Naples divided onlookers, with some believing that it was appropriate considering the recent clashes and others saying the onus was on Napoli to find a safer venue.