VIDEO: Linesman gives as good as he gets in a punch-up with a pitch invader (Corinthians-Flamengo)

Utter craziness from Brazil’s top division.

Sunday evening saw Flamengo travel to Ronaldo’s Corinthians, with the visitors running out 2-nil winners at full-time. However just before the end of the match a moment of madness played out in front of the rolling cameras as, after Flamengo were awarded a penalty by the referee Evandro Rogerio Roman, one disgruntled home supporter ran onto the pitch to provoke a punch-up with the linesman.

As the supporter appeared to make his way towards to ball which was set on the penalty-spot, the linesman watching over the ball stepped out to prevent the pitch invader reaching his apparent target. Once in his way the fan began throwing punches at the match official, but in a brilliant turn of events, the man in black retaliated by duking it out with the rogue Corinthians fan.

It didn’t take long before the security intervened and the idiotic fan was manhandled off the pitch by a couple of burly stewards.

The incident can be seen here.