Scary! Things got out of control in France when fans began hurling flares, fireworks and explosives onto the field during a Euro soccer game between Croatia and Czech Republic. One official was knocked to the ground and several players were stunned as well. Check out the startling video!
Violence erupted as soccer fans in Europe let the world know their displeasure during the 86th minute of a Euro game between Croatia and Czech Republic in France on June 17th. The Czechs were down 2 goals late in the game when fans went on the attack throwing lit flares and other flaming objects onto the field at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. Some players and referees ran for protection, while other officials in charge of clearing the debris got too close for comfort. Check out the footage of one official getting knocked to the ground when an explosive device detonates near his face. Crazy!
This is absolutely insane and no way for respectable soccer fans to behave. The UEFA game ended in a draw but not before play was force to stop for five minutes while fans hurled flaming flares onto the field. At one point, more than a dozen lit flares could be seen on the pitch sending players scattering. It looked more like a war zone rather than a professional soccer game.
This game was all kinds of messy. The crowd was not only tossing objects onto the field but they were fighting amongst themselves in the crowd. C’mon guys! The whole world is watching and this is no way to represent your team or your country. Several players were escorted out of the stadium for fighting in the stands after this horrible incident, says a report from ESPN.
Perisic kicks away flares that were thrown into the stadium pic.twitter.com/sQj5Ey2bJs
— Eden (@EdenDassidy) June 17, 2016
The report also explains that it was the Croatian fans behind the dangerous behavior and that the team may face sanctions from governing body UEFA. Croatia was leading the game 2-1 with 5 minutes remaining when this all went down, so what gives? Sometimes there is no sense to be made in nonsensical situations.
What do you think HollywoodLifers? What type of punishment should Croatia face for this dangerous behavior from their fans? What do you think about the scary ending to this soccer game?