Brazilian Soccer Match Ends in a Giant Riot, Sending Five to the Hospital (Video)

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Over the weekend, Brazilian soccer squads CSA and CRB squared off in what’s always a huge rivalry game for the two teams and their fan bases. Things were largely under control until the end of the game, when CRB won, 1-0, and fans stormed the pitch on both sides.

It got incredibly ugly, as one hapless fan was left on the field to be repeatedly (and casually) stomped and kicked by fans of the opposing side:

And it wasn’t just on the pitch that things got ugly. The stands resembled a war zone as well, with the police chasing down groups of rioters, hoping to corral them:

Ugly and disturbing, but sadly, not surprising in the least.

Hat Tip – [Deadspin]

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