11/20/2012 09:03 EST | Updated 01/20/2013 05:12 EST

Police use pepper spray to disperse Galatasaray fans jeering Man United at Istanbul airport

ISTANBUL - A news report says Turkish police used pepper spray to disperse hundreds of Galatasaray fans who gathered at Istanbul's main airport to jeer Manchester United players on their arrival for Tuesday's Champions League game.

The private Dogan news agency said the fans lit firecrackers and flares, and battered doors of Ataturk Airport's arrival terminal late Monday, prompting riot police to use pepper spray.

Manchester United players left the building through another exit and were not exposed to the unrest.

Dogan agency video footage showed fans singing Galatasaray chants inside a building and a club official urging calm.

Dogan said police turned back busloads of other fans at the entrance to the airport.