Brazilian match turns into a war zone as military police battle rioting fans
May 4, 2015
The conclusion of the Campeonato Cearense final gave way to a riot on the match, prompting military police to fire rubber bullets and tear gas at fans who invaded the pitch.
After winning the first leg of the final 2–1, Fortaleza sealed the title with a dramatic 2–2 draw in the second leg. Ceara scored in the 90th minute, but Fortaleza came up with the decisive goal during injury time, prompting both sets of fans to flood the pitch at the Castelao, Ceara’s home ground, which was renovated for the 2014 World Cup.
With fans throwing broken seats at each other, the military police moved in with their weaponry, forcing the pitch invaders to flee to the opposite end of the stadium.
And now it’s time for more renovations.