Violence continues to spiral out of control on the world’s football terraces, with yet more horrific footage of a riot being released, this time from last weekend’s top-of-the-table match in Uruguay between Danubio and Nacional.
The trouble erupted after Danubio beat Nacional 1-nil to leapfrog their opponents at the top of the table. With the travelling Nacional fans less than happy about such a result, immediately after the final whistle hoards of supporters broke down the fencing at the tiny Jardines del Hipodromo stadium and invaded the pitch.
All hell broke loose with the Nacional fans managed to seize a Danubio flag from home fans, forcing a reprisal from the locals who also invaded the pitch as a massive fist-fight ensued. Such was the intensity of the battle that rival fans attacked each other with iron bars and used the corner flags as weapons.
Yet despite the trouble, which lasted 15 minutes, no arrests were reported.
In response, the Uruguayan Football Association have called an indefinite halt to season, with AUF president Jose Luis Corbo saying, “We have decided to cancel all top-flight action as a precaution following Sunday’s problems and previous troubles we have experienced. We think we have to calm things down.”
Footage of the riot can be seen here. (Please note, some of the images are particularly violent.)