39 arrests were made and four officers were injured during clashes with Legia Warsaw fans on Thursday night.
West Midlands Police released a statement on the trouble prior to the match.
Legia Warszawa🇵🇱 fans have been DENIED entry to their game vs Aston Villa🏴 tonight after fighting with Police officers outside the stadium 😰❌ pic.twitter.com/dohdX0d0AD
— 𝐂𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐔𝐥𝐭𝐫𝐚 𝐎𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 (@thecasualultra) November 30, 2023
“We were faced with disgusting and highly dangerous scenes as trouble flared ahead of the fixture between Aston Villa and Legia Warsaw,” it read.
“We had a significant policing presence in place because of safety concerns. This stemmed from visiting fans having been involved in previous matchday disorder.
Legia Warsaw fans throwing missiles at Aston Villa fans into Villa Park from outside the stadium, whilst the game was playing… 😨
— Football Away Days (@FBAwayDays) November 30, 2023
“The disorder is believed to have sparked when tickets were not distributed by the away club to supporters outside the ground, as had been anticipated.
Fucking cunts pic.twitter.com/eGXE9VYcTf
— Sam 🏴 (@SamAV23) November 30, 2023
“During the disorder four officers were injured – with one taken to hospital – along with two police horses and two police dogs as missiles including flares were thrown towards them. Thankfully their injuries are not believed to be serious.”
A group of Legia Warszawa fans have been caught in the Villa end…
Wait for 23 seconds to see a innocent bloke get chips lobbed at his head 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/4mC18FsWpk
— george (@StokeyyG2) November 30, 2023
Aston Villa progressed to the knockout stages of the Europa Conference League with a 2-1 win.
Best moment was when one ‘Ultra’ stacked it.
Is this what they call an Ultra… 😂😂😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/USEXViPqJX
— 𝑶𝒏𝒆 𝑨𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒏 𝑽𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒂 (@0neAstonVilla) December 1, 2023