SHOCKING footage shows a Liverpool fan being hit over the head with a baton by Spanish cops ahead of the Champions League final.
A video posted on Twitter by another Liverpool fan shows the fan trying to enter the Wanda Metropolitano stadium through an opening in the security gate.
A police officer then walks up to the fan and hits him squarely across the head before pulling the section of fence closed as other fans look on in horror.
The man initially holds his head in pain before he then runs at the fence in anger then gesticulates at the officer who’s just hit him.
Two mounted officers then arrive at the scene and they each hit the man as he’s pinned against the fence by their horses.
The Twitter user who posted the pic wrote: “Liverpool fan trying to get through an unauthorised gate. Heavy handed treatment by the Spanish Police.”
Liverpool went onto beat Tottenham 2-0 to claim their sixth Champions League trophy.
Supporters began getting in the mood with a few drinks 12 hours before kick-off in the Spanish capital yesterday, where temperatures inside the stadium hit 90F (32C).
Fans of both clubs complained of heavy handed Spanish police, with one reportedly “hit and pushed” by officers.
According to BBC Sports correspondent Natalie Pirks, some law-abiding supporters fell victim to the ticket clampdown in Spain.
Pirks reports that people were turned away at the turnstiles at Wanda Metropolitano by security staff – despite having genuine tickets.
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Hordes of football supporters descended on the Spanish capital, with the total number of supporters in Madrid much higher than the 16,000 tickets made available to both sets of fans.
Touts were demanding £15,000 for £50 seats, with VIP corporate seats also going online for £20,000.
One Liverpool fanatic decided to sell his prized ticket for £10,000 and told mates: “I’ll take the kids to Florida.”
Liverpool fans queue to get into Wanda Metropolitano to watch the Champions League final.[/caption]
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