21 Jul Boca Juniors gamers pepper sprayed after mass brawl throughout Copa Liberatadores defeat to Atletico Mineiro
Police were forced to use pepper spray to forestall Boca Juniors gamers from getting into the Atletico Mineiro altering room following an unpleasant brawl after their Copa Libertadores sport on Tuesday.
Atletico gained 3-1 on penalties in Belo Horizonte to progress to the quarterfinals of the competitors after a 0-Zero attract each legs.
Gamers and employees from either side clashed after the final whistle and scenes within the tunnel and the altering rooms had been captured by cameras.
No arrests had been made however police used pepper spray on Boca gamers that had tried to storm into Atletico’s altering room.
Boca vice-president Juan Roman Riquelme defended his gamers and mentioned: “After all the gamers had been going to defend themselves if that they had pepper spray thrown on their faces.”
Riquelme accused Atletico president Sergio Coelho of throwing bottles at Boca players whereas Atletico said Boca gamers “tried to assault Atletico’s football director Rodrigo Caetano with an iron bar.”
The Brazilian club said Boca gamers and employees had “invaded” their locker room, the place the match officers had sought refuge.
Former Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, who joined Boca in February, was seen holding a hearth extinguisher.
“After the sport, the Boca gamers went down the tunnel and went to the visiting dressing room,” Atletico said. “A couple of minutes later, the Argentine delegation left the headquarters and, in a blockade, went to the referee’s dressing room,
“Mineiro’s safety guards tried unsuccessfully to comprise them. The Argentinians then determined to invade the dressing room, the place there have been gamers, delegates, members. Even president Sérgio Coelho tried to forestall the invasion to guard Atlético’s professionals.”
Eight Boca members, together with 5 gamers, had been recognized by police through the brawl and your entire Boca delegation was escorted by authorities to the closest police station to provide their account of occasions earlier than returning to their lodge in Belo Horizonte.
“After a protracted negotiation, mediated by President Sergio Coelho, the Argentine delegation went to the police station to register an incident report for looting of property and aggression,” Atletico mentioned. “Nobody might be arrestedThe final result was of injured individuals, luckily not critical.”
CONMEBOL have but to remark on the incident however the two golf equipment are anticipated to face punishment.