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2 AC Milan fans arrested for clashes with Hellas Verona fans after loss to open Serie A

08/27/2013 09:42 EDT | Updated 10/27/2013 05:12 EDT
MILAN - Two AC Milan fans have been arrested for their involvement in clashes with rival supporters following the team's 2-1 loss at Hellas Verona.

Police described the fans as being in their 20s, and say that video footage taken inside the stadium was used to identify them.

One fan was seen ripping a seat out from the stands to throw it over a barrier at opposing supporters and the other was seen using his belt as a whip.

Verona was fined 40,000 euros ($53,000) by the Italian league judge on Tuesday for the clashes, and for flares thrown onto the field by its supporters.

Milan was fined 5,000 euros ($7,000).

The game was Verona's first in the top Italian division in 11 years.

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