Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Violent reaction to River Plate relegation
AP, June 27th, 2011 12:56AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

River Plate, the most successful club in Argentine history with 33 league titles, was relegated to the Argentine second division for the first time in its 110-year existence after a 1-1 tie with Begrano on Sunday gave it a 3-1 aggregate loss in the demotion playoff series.

Violence broke out a minute before Sunday's game was over. Angry fans pelted players with objects from the stands, and police replied with high-powered fire hoses with some fans climbing fences topped with razor wire.

As fans were pounded with jets of water, River Plate’s players huddled on the field, many in tears. The mayhem quickly spread outside River’s 50,000-seat stadium. At least 55 people had been injured and the minister for security said 35 police officers were injured.

There were reports of stores and shops being broken into on one of Buenos Aires’ most famous thoroughfares -- Avenida Del Libertador. Argentine authorities had deployed about 2,200 police -- reported to be the largest security operation for a soccer game.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Johnson Steps Down as Fox's Lead Soccer Broadcaster     
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Gus Johnson reveals that he will no longer be Fox's ...
Barca Names Training Field After Vilanova     
Barcelona on Tuesday announced that a field at the club's training ground would be named after ...
Bayern Injury Crisis Ahead of City Visit     
Bayern Munich is struggling with injury concerns ahead of its UEFA Champions League home opener against ...
Mourinho: Third UCL Title Not an Obsession    
Jose Mourinho insists that winning the UEFA Champions League again is not an obsession. The Portuguese, ...
Fulham Failing in the Second Division    
Just six games into the English League Championship season, and Fulham, the former club of USA ...
Cavs weather storm to down VCU    
No. 5 Virginia won its fourth straight game against VCU, but thanks to Penn transfer Sam ...
Ferdinand: Moyes' Tactics 'Embarrassing'    
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand launched a scathing attack on former coach David Moyes in ...
Critic Apologizes to Saints Fans     
Southampton, many critics' pick to be relegated this season after selling so many players during the ...
Inter Crushes Sassuolo, 7-0, Again    
Inter Milan made up for its disappointing 0-0 draw away to Torino on the opening day ...
Simeone Hails Atleti 'Strength'    
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed his team's "strength" as the defending La Liga champ beat ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives