Fightin' Round The World

Video: Referee sends off entire team after riot in Argentina

Eighteen red cards dished out for bad behaviour

Football fans in South America are incapable of watching a game for five minutes without punching someone (evidence, more evidence, even more evidence), so the events that occurred in Argentina’s Primera C division last Saturday will surprise absolutely no one.

Barracas Bolivar were leading rivals General Lamadrid 3-0, but the match had to be abandoned after an hour when a fight broke out. Yahoo explains:

It started when three players and four staff from Lamadrid became involved in a dispute between the local fans of Bolivar.

The incident soon escalated and within moments all the players from the away side came over to defend their team-mates and staff, clashing with the supporters.

Plenty of punches were thrown and the violence had to be broken up by some of those present at the stadium.

As a result of the violence, the referee decided to send off the entire away team, including the seven substitutes, issuing a total of eighteen red cards.Lamadrid will now be forced to field a team of reserves and kids in their next match.

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