48 Ultras White Knights members arrested in Alexandria

Ultras White Knights, fan-group of the Zamalek club, announced on Thursday that 48 of its members were arrested at the Alexandria train station.

The members had been on their way to attend a handball match in Alexandria.

The relation between the fans and the club’s administration has been troubled ever since the election of Mortada Mansour as the club’s president. The tension reached its peak after a number of fans died last year following clashes with the riot police.

Mansour, a controversial lawyer and vocal army supporter, has been inciting against the fans, calling them thugs, Muslim Brotherhood members, and traitors. He has attempted to limit their presence in stadiums by suggesting an application process for attendance.

The group said in its statement that the right place for fans is the stadium, not prison.

They added that “sports fans deserve humane treatment. We will no longer allow that fans are treated in such a degrading manner.”

Last month, around 850 Ultras White Knights members received release orders after they were arrested on Friday ahead of a game against Moroccan club El-Wedad at Borg Al-Arab stadium in Alexandria.

Quelle: Daily News Egypt, 07. Oktober 2016

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