Portugese police fire rubber bullets at Man Utd fans

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The Independent Online
At least 20 British football fans were injured last night after police opened fire with rubber bullets during clashes at the Champions League game between Manchester United and FC Porto in the Portuguese city of Oporto.

One fan had a rubber bullet lodged in his head, and seven others were also wounded, according to ambulance officials. At least three police officers were injured. Police opened fire to prevent United fans leaving the ground before the end of the European Cup quarter-final game after a group of fans ignored an order to remain in their seats and tried to force an exit door. Witnesses said police also used batons and tear-gas to force back the dozens of fans converging on the exit. There was trouble before the match too when around 200 United fans arrived at the ground with forged tickets for the match. Matthew Brace

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