A STAGGERING 75 arrests were made as Union Berlin fans were involved in violent clashes with police.
Supporters of the German side were in Rotterdam for their Europa Conference League tie with Feyenoord when chaos erupted.
Hundreds of Union Berlin fans were kept outside the stadium until half time and beyondCredit: Twitter @EiserneHilfe
Fans were left with gruesome injuries, with some requiring hospital treatmentCredit: Twitter @EiserneHilfe
Police dogs were used in an attempt to restore orderCredit: Twitter @EiserneHilfe
Fans claim they were targeted with attacks to their headsCredit: Twitter @EiserneHilfe
According to Bild, huge numbers of arrests were made with some fans even BITTEN by police dogs.
Pictures emerged on social media in the aftermath of the game, which finished 3-1 to Feyenoord.
Visiting Union Berlin fans claimed they were the subject of ‘targeted attacks’ by the Dutch police, according to Deutschlandfunk.
Trouble began before the game kicked off, with hundreds of the 2,400 visiting fans refused entry into the De Kuip stadium.
They reportedly arrived late to the ground so Covid vaccination checks couldn’t be carried out in time for them to make it into the ground for kick off.
It led to a huge build-up of fans waiting to be let in, with things quickly turning sour.
Local police claim a ‘small group of German hooligans’ left the main group of fans in an attempt to attack them.
As a result a police dog was used to restore order, with three fans reportedly bitten, as well as an officer.
A police horse and rider were also reportedly injured after the horse was frightened by fireworks and fell.
Trouble at the ground followed disorder in Rotterdam before the game on Thursday night.
A group of team officials from Union Berlin were attacked, including president of the club Dirk Zingler.
The incident occurred in a restaurant, with Rotterdam police confirming that a 25-year-old local man was arrested after a group of people threw chairs and other objects.
Union’s press and stadium spokesman Christian Arbeit also commented on the situation outside the De Kuip stadium.
He said: “We were with several employees on site. We can confirm the situation as it was described.
“From our point of view, it is a catastrophic situation when several hundred people with tickets are not in the stadium by half-time.
“Then something can be wrong.”
Union Berlin’s official Twitter account commented of the situation while the game was ongoing, saying: “We’re aware of the difficult situation outside the away section at De Kuip.
“Our liaison team has been on site to to try and find a swift and safe resolution. “Sincere apologies.
“We will update with further information.”