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Ultras ‘coming in peace’ – Italian authorities await Everton match, sound very reasonable

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Everton fans turning up at Reggio Emilia, the town where their side’s European clash against Atalanta will take place, is a big story, especially as no one there knows what to expect.

Of course, hooliganism is less and less of a problem these days, but once the alcohol starts flowing on away trips, it’s hard to predict what can happen.

Sometimes it all goes swimmingly, sometimes, well…

Still, those in charge of security in the Italian city aren’t being too pessimistic, and they’ve even set up a fan zone, something that wasn’t fully confirmed on Tuesday, for the Everton faithful to congregate in before the game.

However, Isabella Fusiello, Reggio Emilia’s police commissioner, admitted to Corriere della Sera they can’t simply ‘pen’ them in.

She said: “We are a free country, and no one can stop the Everton fans from going down town. If they’re calm and serene, they can do what they want. I would like everyone to follow the example of Red…



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