Swedish football fan murdered by ultras, fans riot at stadium as match is abandoned

Ed Ran

A supporter pays his respects outside Stockholm’s Stadion, placing a candle amid flowers and jerseys.

A football fan was tragically killed in a fight on the opening weekend of the football season in Sweden.

The incident occurred at a match between Helsingborg and Djurgaarden.

A Djurgarden supporter was assaulted before the game in a fight between ultras and died of his head injuries. And as news of his death spread, furious away fans invaded the pitch and started rioting.

Because of the violence, the match between Helsingborg and Djurgaarden was abandoned.

An international football correspondent for a Swedish daily confirmed the death on Twitter.

Here are more tweets with images of the scenes inside and outside the stadium as riot police took control of the situation.

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