Slavia Prague match abandoned after fans storm pitch

Fans of Slavia Prague stormed the pitch during a national cup semi-final on Thursday to protest against the club leadership, forcing an early end to the match. The fans were demanding an end to unclear ownership and financial dealings at the oldest Czech club, who have suffered heavy debts and have lost their first division licence for next season. Some 1,500 fans clashed with riot police, damaged equipment at Slavia's new Prague stadium and tried to attack club director Miroslav Platil. The club could face a 3-0 walkover loss for the incident.