Ten arraigned after Valletta-Partizan clash
Eight Serbian football supporters, a Greek man and a Bulgarian were charged in court today with causing trouble and violently resisting arrest during the Champions League match between Valletta FC and Partizan Belgrade on Tuesday.
The court heard that two Partizan supporters, holding a large banner, made their way into the stadium after climbing a perimeter wall.
They then walked across the pitch before being arrested.
More ticketless Partizan supporters tried to force their way through after opening a large gate separating the stadium from an abandoned field but the police managed to push them back.
In the arraignment the men pleaded not guilty to violently resisting arrest, disobeying police orders, threatening police, invading the pitch and bring drunk while one of them denied slightly injuring a policeman.