Maltese football supporters arrested in Spain – South End Core

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Two individuals from the national football team official supporters club were arrested in Spain, according to South End Core.

In a Facebook post, the supports club accused Spanish officials of treating them “like prisoners” after they had their flags and drums confiscated by ground officials in Cadiz prior to Malta’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Spain.

Fans had their equipment taken away from them just before the match, despite having made the necessary arrangements with UEFA beforehand, South End Core wrote.

“They took away all our flags, drums and a push-chair carrying a child, for which we had obtained permission,” the statement reads. The supporters club added that they were treated like prisoners and people from a third world country.

The supporters had applied for the necessary permits with the UEFA and the Spanish Football Associations.

Two individuals were allegedly arrested when they tried to explain the situation to the Spanish authorities.

The supporters’ club called on the Malta Football Association to take note of the incident, warning that failing to take action, they would not travel again with the national team.

Il vjagg taghna ghal Spanja jibda hawn 🇲🇹✈️🇪🇸FORZA MALTA 🇲🇹❤️

Posted by South End Core on Tuesday, November 12, 2019