DTotD: Brazilian U-20 match ends in kick fighting and 11 red cards


A U-20 match in Brazil between Sertaozinho and Flamengo de Guarulhos devolved into a giant kick fighting battle after the final whistle, resulting in 11 red cards (six for Sertaozinho and five for Flamengo).

According to Globo, the referee’s report stated that the fight began when Sertaozinho’s coach shoved a Flamengo player and Flamengo claimed that fans jumped the fence to attack their players, as did ball boys and opposing coaches. They also said that their bus was stoned as they embarked on their journey home.

If there’s one takeaway from this, it’s that these U-20 squads are definitely fighting at a senior team level.

This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.