Caged in Croatia: Aberdeen complain to UEFA over fan treatment

August 13 – Aberdeen have complained to UEFA over the treatment of their fans during last week’s Europa League qualifier against Rijeka in Croatia.

Supporters who attended the third qualifying round first leg say the area of the stadium set aside for them was “like a cage”.

Rijeka have countered that one of three buses the Croatian side provided for visiting fans was “significantly” damaged.

A statement said: “According to the decision of the police, because of their safety the Aberdeen fans were detained for 30 minutes after the match.

“HNK Rijeka also hired (although it did not have the obligation) three buses to transport Aberdeen fans from the city centre to the stadium and vice versa in return (sic), of which one bus was significantly damaged by the fans because the lighting on the bus roof was completely damaged. The material damage that HNK Rijeka has to pay has been recorded.”

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