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by: Esteban On  Thursday, November 29, 2012

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When Brondby IF and FC Copenhagen get together to play the Copenhagen Derby, it’s always a case of the haves versus the have-nots. While Copenhagen is easily the best, most successful club in Denmark year in and year out, Brondby almost always finds itself at the bottom of the standings.

That was once again the case heading into this year’s Copenhagen Derby; FC Copenhagen was in first place, almost 10 points up on their nearest competitor, and Brondby was at the bottom, in danger of relegation from the Danish Super Ligaen to the First Division.

However, Brondby pulled off a miracle. With the score tied at 0-0, Mike Jensen scored the go-ahead goal in extra time. And when the ref blew the whistle to end the game, Brondby supporters absolutely lost their minds and invaded the field.

Of course, you can’t really blame them for that, can you? They just wanted to commemorate the rarest of victories with a special celebration. And at first, all seemed well. The fans were just running around the field, happy and peaceful.

Unfortunately, that didn’t last, as the Brondby mob eventually made their way down the field to the FC Copenhagen supporters section and, sure enough, a dangerous flare war broke out.

Take a look:

Luckily the police intervened and prevented a full-on soccer riot from unfolding. However, one person was taken to the hospital and ten people were arrested.

Why does someone always have to ruin all the fun?




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