Following a 1-0 loss to Argentine club Tigre in the Copa Libertadores, Palmeiras fans attacked their own team at the airport in Buenos Aires. The video above only shows the verbal confrontation between the players and fans, but goalkeeper Fernando Prass was injured once the violence started while one of his teammates hid in the bathroom.
Prass suffered a cut to his ear and some glasses were broken during the attack by about 30 fans before the team boarded a flight to return to Sao Paulo after Wednesday's Group Two match in which they conceded the goal three minutes into added time.
The Argentine sports daily Ole (www.ole.com.ar) and Brazil's Glogo (www.globo.com) said the fans were mainly after Palmeiras' Chilean midfielder Jorge Valdivia, who hid in airport restrooms as hooligans fought with players and security personnel until police intervened.
Though Palmeiras won the Copa do Brasil under former manager Phil Scolari in 2012, fans have grown increasingly frustratedRead More »from Palmeiras attacked by their own fans in airport after Copa Libertadores loss