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Massive Brawl Breaks Out Between Local Rivals In Brazil With Riot Police Using Pepper Spray

Massive Brawl Breaks Out Between Local Rivals In Brazil With Riot Police Using Pepper Spray

A football match between two local Brazilian clubs descended into complete chaos after a massive brawl broke out.

Atlético Goianiense hosted Vila Nova at the Estádio Antônio Accioly for their clash on Sunday, but that didn't stop this heated rivalry from turning up a notch.

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It has been reported that an Atlético substitute was spotted chasing a Vila Nova player, which ended with him being pushed to the floor.

After that, all hell broke loose. Players from both sets of teams ended up getting involved in the brawl, as well as both clubs' staff also being involved in the scuffle.

The scenes from the incident are absolutely crazy to watch, with riot police using pepper spray to try and control the situation.

Check it out below.

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Absurd, right?

According to reports from Brazil's local media, the spray also affected fans that were in attendance for the match.

Jorginho scored the winner in the 76th minute to hand Atlético a 1-0 victory in the second leg of their Campeonato Goiano semi-final clash with Vila Nova.

While there has been no confirmation on whether either team will face any consequences for their actions, the Federação Goiana de Futebol said in its match summary that the fight broke out after Vila Nova's Keke made his way off the bench and walked onto the pitch.

What did you make of the incident?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: ESPN UK

Topics: Football News, Football, Jorginho

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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