Video: Anyone in the mood for an old-fashioned South American football brawl?
It’s been a while since we have had a decent football brawl here on JOE but our friends in Brazil have just come up trumps again.
It is good to take a small break from the madness of Poland, to cleanse the palate ahead of what is sure to be more craziness to come from the East.
To do that we have decided to look at some craziness from out west and we don’t mean Sligo beating Galway. We went much further west, to Brazil and a match between Votuporanguense and Fernandópolis in the second tier of the Paulista Championship.
A fairly cynical foul led to a red card, understandably, and a mini-riot on the pitch, not quite so understandably. There are some incredibly dangerous kicks dished out in this clip, and, if our Portuguese is correct, 12 players were sent off.
We’re not surprised considering the bits caught on camera here. Interesting to see one of the injured players getting interviewed as he walked off too.