Guns & Blood: Tigre refuse to show for 2nd half leaving Sao Paulo to claim Copa Sudamericana on default

Tragi-comic how often South America’s inter-continental tournaments require the aid of the riot police (without any involvement from the fans).

Tigre refused to show for the second half, alleging aggression by the Policia Militar and Sao Paolo security in the tunnel.

UPDATE: Tigre coach Nestor Gorosito has claimed armed security officers beat his players and pointed guns at them during halftime break.

During the break, a big guy came in with a gun. Some policeman started to hit some of my players. We tried to defend ourselves.

In support of the Tigre coach’s claims, a picture of what looks like a piece of plywood with blood on it from inside the Tigre dressing room is now doing the rounds. (See that picture below the fold.)

Related picture: Tigre assistant coach Jorge Borrelli shows a cut on his face after riot police attack

That left only one team to claim the trophy, meaning Sao Paulo (who were winning 2-0), were proclaimed Copa Sudamericana Champions!

Pure madness!

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