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WATCH: Roma Teammates Dzeko And Manolas Kick Off A Mass Brawl

WATCH: Roma Teammates Dzeko And Manolas Kick Off A Mass Brawl

Roma's first day of pre-season training could make for interesting viewing after Giallorossi teammates Edin Dzeko and Kostas Manolas erupted a mass brawl during a World Cup qualifier between Bosnia and Greece, last night.

The entire game in Zenica was tense, following the booing of the Greek national anthem by Bosnia's fans at the Bilino Polje Stadium.

After the referee blew the final whistle, bringing an end to a goalless draw, tempers flared when Roma pair Dzeko and Manolas became engaged in an altercation that led to Dzeko pushing Manolas in the face.

From there, chaos erupted:

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Credit: Ahmed Wagih

Seconds later, players from both sides flew at each other in a blur of fist throwing fury, like a Balkan kung-fu film.


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Following the match, Manolas expressed his anger at the Bosnian fans for 'disrespecting' the Greek national anthem, before the game.

Speaking to Cosmote TV, the defender said, "Some things should not be done. It was a shame that they have disrespected our national anthem. These things are not football."

The result, somewhat overshadowed by the post-match punch up, leaves Greece in second place in Group H, a point ahead of Bosnia.

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At the time of writing, no punishments have been handed out to either country by UEFA.

(H/T Goal)

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Greece, Football, Roma, Edin Dzeko, Kostas Manolas

Joe Baiamonte

Northerner. Assistant Editor of SPORTbible. Studied Journalism and Broadcasting in a portakabin on a car park of Salford University for three years. Believes football peaked with Serie A in the '90s and strong-arms pro wrestling references into as many articles as possible. Neymar once took 50 euros off me during a game of poker.

 

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