Tuesday 17 January 2017

Video: Fan 'critical' after Brazilian pitch invasion descends into ugly mass brawl

Published 09/05/2016 | 10:28

This mass brawl could yet end in tragedy
This mass brawl could yet end in tragedy

A fan is fighting for his life today after mass brawl at a football match in Brazil.

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In the dying minutes of Clube de Regatas Brasil's 1-0 victory over bitter rivals Centro Sportivo Alagoano in the final of the Alagoas state championship at the Rei Pele Stadium, a pitch invasion occurred and is sparked a huge fracas.

Fighting spilled into the stands in the latest example of the violence which continues to mar Brazilian football.

This footage was shown live on Brazilian TV and include a fan being kicked and struck with an umbrella while lying unconscious on the ground.

A Clube de Regatas spokesperson claimed that one fan was in a critical condition.

Watch the madness below:

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