2000 UEFA Cup Final riots

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The 2000 UEFA Cup Final Riots, also known as the Battle of Copenhagen,[1] was a riot in City Hall Square in Copenhagen, Denmark, between fans of English football team Arsenal and Turkish side Galatasaray around the 2000 UEFA Cup Final on 17 May 2000. The fights, in which four people were stabbed, also included fans from other clubs and were viewed by the media as part of revenge attacks for the killing of two Leeds United fans by Galatasaray fans the month before.[2]

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  1. "Copenhagen's hall of shame". London: The Guardian. 2000-05-19. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  2. Campbell, Denis; Correspondent, Sports News (14 May 2000). "Soldiers join hooligans to attack Turks in Cup clash" – via www.theguardian.com.