There were some unsavoury scenes in the Brazilian Serie A league this weekend, after Gremio supporters went on the rampage.
According to the Daily Mail, violence erupted after a 3-1 defeat against Palmeiras, meaning Gremio are still seven points from safety.
Relegation would be unthinkable for one of Brazilian football’s most storied club sides.
Whilst it can’t be condoned in any way, perhaps that goes some way in explaining the fans frustrations.
However, the scale of the violence and the fact that they vandalised the pitch side VAR equipment is likely to see them hit with a 10-game stadium ban say the Daily Mail.
Torcedores do Grêmio invadem o campo da Arena após a derrota para o Palmeiras e provocam quebra-quebra em campo. Confusão toma também as arquibancadas. pic.twitter.com/D9fOYmmXgO
— ge (@geglobo) October 31, 2021