South American Violence News

Video: Match abandoned after fan attacks player with knife

Psychotic pitch invader throws cup tie into disarray

South America’s reputation as the global epicentre of football violence was bolstered yesterday thanks to an incident that occurred during the Copa Sudamericana match between Bolivia’s Blooming and Uruguay’s River Plate.

Shortly after River Plate capitalised on a hideous goalkeeping error [0.12 in the video], a knife-wielding fan ran onto the pitch and attacked River’s Henry Gimenez. Thankfully, the moronic supporter was subdued before he could get “stabby”, but the referee had no option but to abandon the game. Blooming fans weren’t particularly happy with this decision, and proceeded to pelt the pitch with missiles and flares.

The was the first leg of the cup tie, and it’s currently not known whether River will be allowed to advance directly to the next stage, or if the authorities will risk playing out the return leg.

[Dirty Tackle]

3 responses so far
  • f1sh // August 12, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    this is some seriously crazy shit, it’ll be hard for attacked player to focus on football next time he is on the pitch.

  • f1sh // August 12, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    whats up with comments, I post and it doesn’t appear and then past the same comment (I copied it knowing that comments are missing sometimes) and it gets posted ???

  • Joey // August 14, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Two things of note in this video:

    1. You know your country sucks when you have to have armed guards covering the whole pitch.

    2. You know your armed guards suck when they are all over the place and a guy with a knife still gets all the way to a player and could have killed him.

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