this is crazy, a riot in uruguay after danubio beat nacional 1-0 got so out of hand that the entire domestic league has been shut down.
The Uruguayan Football Association has suspended all premier division matches following clashes between fans of the league’s top two teams.
Supporters of Danubio and Nacional invaded the pitch, beating each other with iron rods and corner flags.
It took more than 100 police to quell the violence, although there were no arrests or injuries reported.
just wondering, but if it took 100 riot police to break up rabid fans beating each other with iron rods, how were their no arrests or injuries?
and since my favorite writer, eduardo galeano, is an uruguayan soccer fanatico, i quote from his impressive book on the game, soccer in sun and shadows:
The city disappears, its routine forgotten, all that exists is the temple. In this sacred place, the only religion without atheists puts its divinities on display. Although the fan can contemplate the miracle more comfortably on TV, he prefers to make the pilgrimage to the spot where he can see his angels in the flesh doing battles with the demons of the day.