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Fans of Brazilian club throw rocks at team bus after loss

Fans of Brazilian club throw rocks at team bus after loss

Posted by Laura Zúñiga on September 22, 2014

Things aren’t going so well for Palmeiras of the Brazilian Serie A.

The club that has a Copa Libertadores, eight league titles and two Brazilian cups to its name is currently in last place, and was trounced 6-0 by Goias in yesterday’s match.

This didn’t sit well with supporters, and they decided to take action, although not in the most civil of manners.

According to an Associated Press report, fans took to throwing rocks and bottles at the team bus as the team returned to its hotel Goiania that night.  Police were forced to intervene and nobody was injured.

To make things worse, this year is the club’s centennial, and the loss to Goias is being labeled as one of the worst in the team’s history.

The report also says that Palmeiras team officials avoided using the main airport in Sao Paolo on their return trip home out of fear of more fan retaliation and violence.

This unfortunately wasn’t the only incident of fan violence in Brazil over the weekend, as Cruzeiro fans in Belo Horizonte threw rocks at the team bus of their opponents Atletico Mineiro, while fights between supporter groups of Corinthians caused police to get involved. Nobody was injured in either incident.

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