Italy vs England Friendly Match Cancelled As Fans Get Threatened By Napoli Ultras

March 20, 2023

England fans were eagerly anticipating the upcoming friendly match against Italy in Naples. However, their excitement was short-lived as they received threatening emails from Napoli ultras ahead of the clash. As a result of this, the friendly game between England and Italian fan groups has been canceled due to safety concerns.

According to reports, England fan group ‘englandfans FC’ was hoping to organize a friendly game against an Italian fan group ahead of the match. However, after the game was advertised in public, the organizers received an anonymous note warning them of potential violence.

The note reportedly stated that Napoli ultras “are coming for you” and that “60 ultra to get you” would be present at the game. The note also said:

“You advertise this game for us to see where you’ll be. Stupid man you are. We will be there. Be warned.”

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Organizer Garford Beck responded:

“I was going through my emails and my eyes nearly popped out of my head. I had no choice other than to get in touch with our friends in Italy to see if this was a viable threat.” He went on to say that the proposed friendly match would only take place if the authorities could guarantee the safety of both sets of fans.”

The cancellation of the friendly game also highlights the importance of communication between fan groups and authorities. It is essential that fan groups work with the police and local authorities to ensure that matches are safe for everyone involved. While it is regrettable that the friendly game has been canceled, it is the right decision in light of the threats that were made.

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The situation highlights the dark side of football, where fan rivalries can lead to violence and intimidation. The safety of fans is of the utmost importance, and it is concerning that incidents like this continue to occur.

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