The FIFA under 20 world cup taking place in Toronto saw some interesting interaction after the Chile vs. Agentina game, when a huge brawl brokeout between Chilean soccer players, and
, the Toronto Police Dept. There was some raw footage caught on cell phone cameras, shown on the news, and it wasn't pretty. Apparently the Chilean coach was tazored. Up to 12 players were arrested, but not before the entire team of under 20 yr. olds were tazored, billy clubbed, pepper sprayed etc. The Chilean consulate had to intervene on behalf of the players. What a PR nightmare. They're suppose to play in the finals on Sunday for the bronze medal, ...but I wonder how many of them got their knees capped by billy clubs, and how that will affect their game?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYRlJHn_68cChilean soccer team involved in melee with policePolice officers surround the bus for the
Chilean team outside the stadium
following the semifinal of the FIFA U-20
World Cup Thursday in Toronto.
Argentina beat Chile 3-0 to face the
Czech Republic in the final Sunday.
(Aaron Harris/Canadian Press)
At least half a dozen players from Chile's under-20 soccer team were handcuffed and taken back into BMO Field in Toronto Thursday night following a melee with police.
The commotion started as Chilean players were about to greet fans after their 3-0 defeat against Argentina in the semifinal match of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup.
Police prevented the players from reaching the large fence that separated them from their fans.
As pushing and shoving began, a Chilean official said police used pepper spray and a Taser gun to subdue the players and some other members of the nation's soccer delegation. ...more of the story here <--click me