Shocking moment 100-man brawl breaks out between fans who invaded football pitch
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A massive brawl broke out on a football pitch in the dying moments of a game where a late winner had just been scored.
For any fans of the race to avoid relegation in Brazil's Serie A, the clash between Coritiba and Cruzeiro was not to be missed, particularly as a good result for the latter team would have dragged them out of the drop done.
However, it was Coritiba who got the win thanks to a very late winner in injury time right at the end of the game.
Robson Fernandes scored the only goal of the game to give his side the win and following the late goal things really kicked off, and we're not talking about play resuming at the centre circle.
A number of Cruzeiro fans invaded the pitch and ran over to the home fans, with some of them charging onto the grass as well.
With fans of both teams rushing onto the turf, a massive fight broke out between them with footage on social media showing them hitting each other.
Match officials and stadium stewards were powerless to stop the fans rushing onto the pitch for a brawl as supporters clambered over fences.
The two groups headed right for each other and started fighting, punching and grappling with each other.
In response to the fighting on the pitch Coritiba issued a statement criticising the violence and promising to find out who invaded the pitch.
It read: "The Coritiba Foot Ball Club comes out to vehemently repudiate the field invasion initiated by the fans do Cruzeiro, right after Coritiba's goal, which gave rise to widespread turmoil.
"Situations like this are unacceptable and only harm clubs and Brazilian football.
"The club is working to identify the invaders and those responsible for the incident."
Pitch invaders are sadly still a part of football, whether they be lone runners trying to dodge the stewards or a massed horde spoiling for a fight.
A pitch invader who disrupted the Euro final between England and Italy claimed he did it because 'I love my country and I did this all for a good time'.
People were quick to tell him to 'get your s**t together' and point out that barely anyone even saw him as TV cameras often cut away from pitch invaders to avoid giving them publicity.