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Fiorentina vs Napoli Coppa Italian Final delayed


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A football supporter has been wounded by a gunshot during violent clashes between Napoli, Fiorentina and Roma fans, according to reports in Italy.

Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport claims four people have been injured in total, with a plain clothes police officer also suffering a gunshot wound. The wounded man is believed to be a Napoli supporter, after they were ambushed by what are thought to be Roma Ultras near to the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Napoli and Fiorentina were meant to kick off at 8pm but lengthy discussions between club officials about whether to play the game have caused a delay. Napoli captain Marek Hamsik was even speaking with members of the Napoli Ultras to try and resolve the situation.

However, Italian media sources are reporting a number of conflicting statements about the violence in the Tor di Quinto area of Rome.

TV station TG1 claim the gun was fired by a shopkeeper who was 'scared' by the Ultras, while newspaper La Repubblica say it might have been a nailbomb rather than a gunshot which caused the injury.

There are claims that it a 31-year-old man suffered two wounds to his arms and though he was rushed to hospital to undergo surgery, the wounds are not thought to be life-threatening.

News Agency Ansa also report that a 43-year-old plain clothes police officer was shot in the hand.

There was also a separate incident in Rieti, where a group of Fiorentina fans on their way to the final were attacked by Napoli supporters at a motorway service station - three men were treated for minor injuries.

There has been chaos in the city all day, with huge traffic jams reported after 60,000 Fiorentina and Roma fans descended on the city.


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