The soccer cup final in the Czech Republic was overshadowed by a fan scandal. After Sparta Prague’s 2-1 win at Viktoria Plzen, supporters of both teams stormed the pitch and engaged in sometimes wild arguments, as the CTK agency reported on Wednesday evening. 

Riot police had to intervene to separate the fans of the two teams. On public television CT you could see how its reporters on the sidelines were pelted with folding chairs. Nothing was known about any injuries.

After the officials had ensured order, the trophy could ultimately be handed over to the winners. It is the second such incident in Czech football in just a few days. On Saturday, Sparta Prague secured the championship title for the second time in a row with a 5-0 win over Mlada Boleslav. 

Afterwards, several fans of the defeated hosts ran onto the pitch. The Czech Interior Minister Vit Rakusan then announced the convening of a working group made up of representatives from the police and associations to discuss possible tightening of security precautions.