Thursday 29 September 2016

Pitch brawl breaks out at Brazilian football match

Published 09/05/2016 | 12:31

The violence broke out between supporters of Clube de Regatas Brasil and Centro Sportivo Alagoano
The violence broke out between supporters of Clube de Regatas Brasil and Centro Sportivo Alagoano

Two soccer fans in Brazil were left in a serious condition after a massive brawl between rival supporters at the Alagoas State Championship final.

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The violence broke out between supporters of Clube de Regatas Brasil (CRB) and Centro Sportivo Alagoano (CSA), after CRB beat CSA to take the championship at the Estadio Rei Pele in Maceio, north of Rio de Janeiro.

Dozens of angry fans from both teams invaded the pitch to attack one another, as well as players and officials.

One man was unconscious on the ground as he was kicked by more than 10 fans.

According to local website Globoesporte.com, the media relations office from Hospital Geral do Estado said that five people were admitted to the hospital, two in a serious condition.

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