“The Derby of the Peace”.
Ya right…it was nothing close to peaceful…and it was a pay per view boxing extravaganza ??
A Brazilian derby match between Vitoria and Bahia was abandoned with 11 minutes remaining on Sunday in a game marked by a mass punch-up between players from both sides.
It all started after a Bahia goal was scored and it was celebrated with a provocative dance in front of the Vitoria supporters. This led to fury from the home players.
Punches were thrown and five men were sent off; three from Bahia and two from Vitoria.
Two more players, one from each side, were sent off a couple of minutes later, as tempers frayed and trouble spread to the terraces.
With 13 minutes left, a fourth Vitoria player was sent off, prompting Bispo to kick the ball away and force the referee into awarding him his second yellow and a match-ending red.
With teams requiring a minimum of seven players, the referee was forced to end the game.
I would hate to be the referee in this game…absolute chaos !!