FOOTBALL fans wreaked havoc in Naples following Italy’s Euro 2020 victory over England – with a cop stabbed in the stomach and several people stabbed.
But after thousands poured onto the streets, celebrations in Naples soon descended into mayhem and left the city’s ambulance service overwhelmed.
Amidst the violence, a police officer had to be rushed to hospital after being shot in the stomach.
He has undergone surgery at the Vecchio Pellegrini hospital, and his life is not thought to be in danger, reports Napoli Today.
Another person was also reportedly shot and several people stabbed.
Dr Manuel Ruggiero, who lives in Naples, said fans in the city went over the top with celebrations.
“There are celebrations and those of yesterday were an exaggeration.
“This morning our beloved city looked like the silhouette of a woman on the ground after she suffered violence – bottles, fireworks, shards of glass and paper everywhere.Italy beat England at the Euro 2020 final during the penalty shootout[/caption] Thousands poured onto the streets following the game[/caption] Several people were stabbed in Italy[/caption]
“It was legitimate to celebrate, it was legitimate to rejoice after months of lockdown, but as always it is our custom to overdo it.”
The violent scenes erupted in Naples after Italy clinched the win over England at last night’s nail-biting Euro 2020 final at Wembley.
The game finished 1-1 after 90 minutes, with Leonardo Bonucci cancelling out Luke Shaw’s opener that had given the Three Lions an early lead.
Italy stars Jorginho and Leonardo Bonucci wasted little time in trolling England as Giorgio Chiellini wore a crown to their parade.
The Azzurri pair could not resist jibes at the Three Lions after their victory.
And veteran Chiellini, Italy’s rock at the back throughout the tournament, delighted fans with his added attire as the country flew back home.
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The Juventus defender donned a crown as he emerged from the team bus clutching the Euro trophy with his medal around his neck.
The 34-year-old, who scored Italy’s equaliser in the match, looked into the camera and screamed “it’s coming to Rome” after the shootout.
He then went on to celebrate with his international team mates after winning the Azzurri’s second European title.