New Firm sends five policemen to the hospital

Brøndby fans get aggressive following defeat to rivals

Five policemen ended up in hospital following the second leg of the Danish Cup semi-final in Brøndby yesterday involving bitter rivals Brøndby and FC Copenhagen .

The game itself proceeded without violence, but after the game – which Brøndby lost 0-1 to lose the tie 1-2 on aggregate – a large group of around 200 home fans tried to engage some FCK supporters in a fight. The Brøndby fans then pelted the police with rocks and other objects, forcing the police to use tear gas to disperse the hooligans.

“If people decide to attack the police, then we will act accordingly,” said Mogens Lauridsen, a police inspector at Københavns Vestegns Police Department. “And then afterwards we will evaluate our efforts.”

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The police intend to use surveillance cameras to identify the fans who threw objects at the police.

None of the five policemen sent to the hospital were seriously injured, and they have all been released.

Meanwhile, FCK advances to the Danish Cup final, the club’s third final on the trot, where they will face either AGF Aarhus or AaB Aalborg, who play tonight at 20:00.