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Eintracht Frankfurt's CEO Not Happy With Riots

The CEO of Eintracht Frankfurt told media he was "stunned" by the rioting and violence that followed Tuesday's match against the Whites.

25 arrests were made following Tuesday violence.
25 arrests were made following Tuesday violence.
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The CEO of Eintracht Frankfurt told media he was "stunned" by the rioting and violence that followed Tuesday's match against the Whites.

The YEP  reported that roughly 100 Frankfurt fans- some in balaclavas- ganged-up on a large group of Leeds supporters, as fans filed onto the field after the match.

Heribert Bruchhagen, CEO of the German club blamed both sides for the violence, which saw 25 arrests made by German police. He went on to say he "very much regretted" the fighting between the fans of both teams.

The YEP also reported that three Leeds fans, two riot officers, and two security guards were injured in the clashes. At least 17 of those arrested are believe to be Frankfurt fans.

Bruchhagen told The YEP:  "I never see the pleasure in violence. I am kind of stunned. It don’t know what that has to do with football. "I very much regret it. That’s not in the sense of Eintracht Frankfurt. It was obvious that on both sides there were some people who wanted confrontation."

Leeds United, nor its ownership group have commented on the violence.

While we don't know everything, we do believe that the group responsible for starting the riots had troubles with security staff earlier in the game.

The Guardian captured these videos during the riots:

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