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    A soccer fan in Poland died after being hit by a rubber bullet when police tried to quell violence between rival supporters on Saturday.

    The lower league game between Concordia and Ruch Radzionkow in Knurow, Silesia was disrupted by fans throwing fireworks onto the pitch with the referee abandoning the game before half-time, Agence France-Presse reported Sunday.

    Police said they then intervened to separate fighting fans, who then turned on the officers.

    A police spokesman confirmed that the 27-year-old Concordia aficionado had been hit in the neck by a rubber bullet.

    Police also said they were later attacked by a group of around 200 people at the hospital where the fan had been taken, leaving four officers injured.

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