Gun-shots are fired as a brawl breaks out between River Plate & San Juan Jabloteh (video)

The gun shots, fired by the police, were aimed to quell the 22-man brawl but had little effect.

Just over a week ago appalling scenes broke out at the end of the match between San Juan Jabloteh and Puerto Rican club River Plate in their Group D, Caribbean Football Union second round Club Championship match.

San Juan Jabloteh, managed by former QPR, Tottenham and England legend Terry Fenwick, ran out 1-nil winners, however the story of the match came after the fulltime whistle as both sides became embroiled in a mass brawl. And according to Fenwick there was only one side to blame for the horrific scenes.

Fenwick: “River Plate had no one to blame but themselves. It was a poor display, indiscipline and unprofessional – typical Latin American traits. This was the first time I’ve experienced something like this. It was shocking and should not be seen again.”

The catalyst for the melee came when the River Plate players attacked Jabloteh’s scorer Jason Marcano at the end of the match. Marcano was punched in the face when he tried to shake hands with the visitors, while it is alleged goalkeeper Cleon John was also spat on as pockets of violence began sprouting all around the ground. It didn’t take long for matters to spiral out of control, with the local Trinidadian spectators joining in with the punch-up.

Footage of the San Juan Jabloteh-River Plate brawl can be seen here.


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