Now There’s Futsal Violence?By: Daryl | April 3rd, 2008
It never even occurred to me that there could be violence at a futsal match, but the above video appears to prove otherwise. It’s from Tuesday’s São Paulo futsal championship match between Palmeiras and Corinthians. With the score 1-1 at halftime, a massive violent brawl suddenly erupts, seemingly unprovoked, with chairs thrown, rocks hurled, families trying to escape and police beating people back with sticks.
According to The Noise From Brazil, the reason the violence looks unprovoked is that it was. These aren’t regular futsal fans, but torcidas organizadas, thugs dressed as fans who came to the game specifically to cause trouble.*
The second half will now be replayed at a later date at a to be determined (but hopefully moron free) venue.
*see comments for clarification on this
[spotted on 101 Great Goals]