Six fans stabbed on their way to the San Siro ahead of AC Milan v Ajax

Italian football fans have gained a reputation in recent years for their violent behaviour and general hooliganism.

Fighting had been reported throughout the day in Milan as clashes took place between the two sets of fans.

On Wednesday evening, it was reported that six Ajax fans had been stabbed on the way to the final Champions League group stage match with AC Milan.

One fan, who had been stabbed in the buttocks, is not in danger while another was in a “serious” condition after being stabbed in the stomach, according to local news outlet ANSA.