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Violent clashes erupt as Rangers fans gather in Amsterdam’s Dam Square ahead of Feyenoord showdown

VIOLENT clashes broke out in Amsterdam last night where Rangers fans gathered ahead of their Europa League showdown with Feyenoord.

Footage shows a brawl erupt outside a bar in Dam Square.

At the beginning of the clip, one man appears to strike another in the face with a drink.

The fight then spills onto the street with several individuals involved.

The rammy was eventually stopped when Dutch cops arrived on the scene to break it up.

We told earlier how around 10,000 Gers fans were expected to travel to Amsterdam for the Euro clash.

The huge travelling army were planning a huge party in Dam Square - despite a ticket allocation of just 3,000 and hooligan attack fears.

Ticketless fans were set to congregate in the huge square, which is around an hour journey from the Stadion Feyenoord De Kuip.

However, insiders revealed some of the Light Blues legions have shelled out for home end briefs causing major security fears.

Feyenoord are known for their hardcore hooligan element and earlier this week were banned from selling tickets to their fans for next month’s Europa League game at Porto.

The punishment follows disturbances during a previous clash against Young Boys.

Feyenoord supporters and Manchester United fans were involved in major clashes ahead of their Europa League clash at Old Trafford in 2016.

And the previous year, followers of the Dutch giants were involved in a mass riot with Italian cops in Rome.

Rangers could go through to the knockout rounds tomorrow night if results go their way in the group.

Steven Gerrard’s men will qualify if they win and Porto draw or lose, or if they draw and Porto lose.

Meanwhile, former Gers and current Feyenoord boss Dick Advocaat says watching Gerrard managing the Light Blues is like watching a younger version of himself.

Advocaat loves Gerrard’s fiery temperament in the technical area as the 39-year-old Ibrox boss follows in his footsteps.