Friday 27 April 2018

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

This mass brawl could yet end in tragedy
This mass brawl could yet end in tragedy
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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

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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