If there's one thing for which South American football can be relied upon, it's regular on-the-field rioting. The Uruguayan bout between Cerro Largo and Cerro (who, despite their names, are not local rivals) ended in typically punchy and kicky fashion after the home side secured a 1-0 victory.
Almost immediately after the final whistle, players from vistors Cerro — whose nickname 'Villeros' apparently translates to 'slum dwellers' — confronted Cerro Largo goal scorer Rino Lucas. Soon, police with riot shields moved in to prevent players, staff and fans from beating seven shades out of each other. As you can see, the police were only partially successful in this endeavor.
Uruguayan newspaper El Pais says several players were "slightly injured" in the brawl, while El Observador speculates that a local judge will analyze the video today and give out "very severe punishments" to many of those involved.
This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.
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