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Arsenal match with Koln delayed by 60 minutes ‘in interests of crowd safety’

Arsenal match with Koln delayed by 60 minutes ‘in interests of crowd safety’
By Eurosport

14/09/2017 at 18:30Updated 14/09/2017 at 20:03

Arsenal’s Europa League fixture with Koln has been delayed for 60 minutes, the club have announced on social media.

The club’s official Twitter feed announced that the decision had been taken in interests of crowd safety without adding further comment.

Reuters cited reports that the sheer number of "the volume of fans around the stadium was preventing home supporters getting in, and therefore had necessitated the delay."

The 60-minute delay was announced inside the stadium with Arsenal "monitoring" the situation.

The BBC's Richard Conway would later post a video that appeared to show Koln fans fighting with stewards inside the ground.

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With additional reporting from Reuters

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