Angry Sevilla ultras confront players just weeks before Manchester United clash

Sevilla play Manchester United in the Champions League next month

Sevilla's fans took a rather direct approach to protesting today

Monday, January 15, 2018

A group of Spanish football fans angry with their team's performance decided to vent their frustration in a rather direct way today.

Around twenty hardline fans of Sevilla turned up at their team's training ground and had a heart-to-heart with some of the club's players.

The Andalucian fans, thought to be part of the feared 'Biris Norte' group, provided an unexpected crowd for Sevilla's training session, and came with the explicit intention of confronting the players.

Standing on the side of the main training pitch, the fans had a lengthy chat with a member of the squad. According to Sevilla officials, they wanted "to make them aware of their concerns."

The Sevilla officials claim the meeting was conducted "in an friendly tone and without incident." Nonetheless three police vans were dispatched to the training ground to control the situation.

Sevilla have endured a torrid season and their bleak run of form led to the sacking of Eduardo Berizzo in December - just a week after he returned from cancer surgery.

Berizzo's replacement, Vincenzo Montella, has fared little better, and Sevilla lost again at the weekend to lowly Alaves, leaving them sixth in the table. However the club did at least manage two draws with Liverpool in the Champions League group stage.

Sevilla's next European opponents are Manchester United, who will surely fancy their chances given the club's current malaise.