A 19-year-old Goias fan has been shot dead following the the Goiania state championship semi-final between Vila Nova and Goias that was interrupted by a swarm of bees for 20 minutes and ended with a brawl between players on the field.
Police said fan was killed outside Serra Dourada stadium, which will host Brazil’s friendly against the Netherlands in June, but further details were not released.
Following a 2-2 draw that sent Goias through to the final, a Vila Nova player kicked Rafael Toloi as he celebrated, sparking a running battle among the rival teams on their way to the dressing rooms.
It took police officers 15 minutes to break up the brawl as footage showed players exchanging punches and kicks and fans throwing seats from the stands onto the pitch which they invaded to join in the fighting.
Via: Reuters/Associated Press