Croatian Soccer Hooligans Throw Flares and Fireworks Onto Field During Italy-Croatia Euro Qualifier (Videos)

croatian soccer fans throw flares and fireworks onto pitch

A Euro 2016 qualifier between Italy and Croatia was delayed yesterday when a section of Croatian soccer hooligans staged their very own amateur pyrotechnics display at the San Siro in Milan.

Why? Was Croatia about to lose? Did the referees make a terrible call? Nope. The game was tied 1-1 in the 70th minute, so Croatia was actually on the verge of securing a very valuable point. If the hooligans were actually fans, they wouldn’t have done anything to jeopardize such a favorable outcome.

Of course, soccer hooligans are not actually soccer fans. They are idiots and criminals who use soccer games as an excuse to brawl and cause destruction. So apparently the Croatian soccer hooligans at the San Siro just felt like throwing a bunch of flares and fireworks onto the field, possibly inflicting some third-degree burns, and getting into a brawl with Italian riot cops.

Fun, right?

Take a look at the disturbing scene:

You have to give credit to Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers here. The guy could have just called the game off altogether. Instead he just halted the game while the riot cops moved in and cracked some heads. Then the game resumed.

It finished in a 1-1 draw.

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