England fans held in buses for own safety after Napoli Ultras threat
Hundreds of England fans were kept in buses and driven around Naples for their own safety before Thursday's Euro 2024 qualifier with Italy, Sky Sports News has been told
The UK Football Policing Unit, working closely with their Italian counterparts, were made aware of a "credible threat" from Napoli Ultras, directed towards the England supporters, and so a decision was made to take as many off the streets early in case they were attacked.
Numerous England supporters have told Sky Sports News of their anger at being kept in cramped conditions on board the buses for over 90 minutes, for a journey which should have taken less than half that time had the drivers taken the most direct route to the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
The flag, which said "Diego's in a box", was widely shared on social media.