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Brazilian police detain football player after shoving match

Brazilian police detain football player after shoving match with officer on pitch

Brazilian police detain football player after shoving match

SAO PAULO (AP) -- A player on the Brazilian football team CSA was detained after arguing with a referee and shoving a police officer following his team's 2-1 loss to rival club CRB in the Alagoas state championship on Sunday.

Images from Globo TV showed CSA player Nego getting into a shoving match with a police officer while trying to argue with referee Jose Ricardo Laranjeira after the final whistle, prompting another officer to step in and use pepper spray to keep him at bay.

CSA later complained that the police responded too harshly by using pepper spray and detaining Nego.

The match was also marked by fan violence on the stands.


Updated : 2021-09-25 10:19 GMT+08:00