Saturday 20 January 2018

Belgrade derby violence makes British football riots look like teddybear picnics

When Belgrade rivals Partizan and Red Star meet sparks fly..... literally.

Saturday's game in the Serbian capital was one of the most violent the 'eternal derby', as it's known, has ever seen.

Red Star were leading by a goal when it all kicked off and lit flare were thrown on the field at the Marakana stadium by the travelling Partizan fans but this could not satisfy their desire for destruction  and they took to lighting flares and setting them off in their own section and then throwing rubbish on them to fuel the flames.

The game was stopped and two fire-trucks were deployed to put out the flames around the pitch.

Amazingly the game resumed and Red Star held on for their win.

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