Violence in Arabia: Al-Wasl fans attack Al-Nasr’s staff and players (video)

The details of what sparked the fans violence in the UAE remain a little sketchy, however the pictures tell their own story.

Wednesday night saw Al-Nasr exit the Gulf Clubs Cup Championship 2009 when Al-Wasl of the UAE won a 4-3 shootout after a dramatic match 90 minutes that ended 4-2 in favour of the hosts. However the end result was only the sideshow as ugly scenes spoiled the contest at the end of the first half of extra time.

A dozen or so Al-Wasl fans, all dressing in white and many in sandals, jumped the advertising hoardings as they attacked Al-Nasr’s team doctor. Seeing one of their staff coming under attack, it didn’t take long before the Al-Nasr players became involved in the chaos themselves, before the security forces stepped in to separate the fighting parties.

Footage of the Al-Wasl fans attacking the Al-Nasr team can be seen here.