Prague football fans filmed urinating on Rome beggar

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Football hooligans were filmed urinating on a beggar in Rome. Photo: Screengrab/Corriere Della Sera
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Shameless football hooligans following the Czech club Sparta Prague to Rome were filmed urinating on a street beggar in the city.

The incident happened on Thursday afternoon, on the bridge in front of Castel Sant'Angelo -  a popular tourist spot in the city centre, Corriere Della Sera reported.

Two fans were filmed approaching a female beggar, who was dressed in rags and hunched on the ground with her head bowed. The men then began to urinate on her, as scores of tourists looked on indifferently.

The woman quickly got up and moved out of the way before she was given some change by a sympathetic stranger.

 A video of the incident can be seen below.

“I didn't see the urination but I saw some of the fans at lunchtime near the Trevi fountain,” a local resident told The Local. “They were already drunk and were shouting in a very threatening way.”

The Prague fans were in town ahead of a clash with Lazio in the last 16 of the Europa League competition, a match which saw Lazio crash out of the competition following a 3-0 defeat.

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This is not the first time hooligans have run amok ahead of a European fixture in Rome.

Last year, rampant PSV Eindhoven fans trashed the recently restored Barcaccia fountain near the Spanish Steps, designed by Italian artists Pietro and Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1927.

Thursday's incident follows similar scenes involving PSV fans in Madrid who were filmed humiliating beggars in the Spanish capital.

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