A Leeds United fan was attacked with a knife outside Norwich City’s Carrow Road stadium. Two people were arrested after the draw for the play-off semi-final

By Joe Bernstein and Adrian Bishop

6:46 p.m. May 12, 2024, updated 10:06 p.m. May 12, 2024

  • Two people were reportedly arrested following Leeds’ 0-0 draw with Norwich
  • According to online reports, a violent incident occurred after full-time on Carrow Road

Norwich City are assisting police with their investigation after a Leeds United supporter was attacked with a knife shortly after the first leg of the Championship play-off semi-final at Carrow Road.

The fan apparently suffered a cut to the neck area behind the Barclay Stand after claiming he confronted a group who were taunting the travel department about two Leeds fans who were killed before a European Cup match against Galatasaray 24 years ago.

Two people were arrested following the incident. Norwich assisted police and examined CCTV and other footage to identify the perpetrators.

Although the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, the serious incident overshadowed a tense game between two of the division’s heavyweights, which was evenly contested ahead of Thursday’s return leg at Elland Road.

@DorsetHottub posted a picture on Twitter of a man bleeding from a cut on his neck.

A Leeds fan posted this picture claiming her father was ‘slashed’ outside Carrow Road
Two people were reportedly taken into police custody following the incident
Reports on social media said there was a violent incident after the full-time whistle, but it is not clear whether the arrests are related to the allegations
The first leg of the play-off semi-final ended goalless after Junior Firpo’s first-half goal was ruled out for offside

The tweet included the caption: “We came from Carrow Road after the game to Chants of Turks with knives and Galatasaray. We asked the boys why it was said that my father had been slashed in the neck with a blade and hit by a full can.

Leeds are often faced with tragic chants relating to two fans who were infamously stabbed before the UEFA Cup semi-final against Galatasaray in Istanbul in 2000.

Daniel Farke’s side went into Sunday’s clash full of confidence, having clinched the double against the Canaries this season and narrowly missing out on automatic promotion on the final day.

But at the home of his former club, the German had to watch as his team suffered a goalless draw.

In what was ultimately a tentative encounter, the visitors appeared to have broken the stalemate after half an hour when Junior Firpo put the ball in the net.

However, the Dominican’s possible opening goal was controversial due to an offside position against Georgino Rutter.

With neither team able to take the initiative, Thursday’s second leg at Elland Road will decide their place in the play-off final at Wembley later this month.