Nine Uruguayan Players Arrested And Banned For Two Months After Mass Brawl Erupts During ‘Friendly’ Game

Chris Wright

24th, January 2014


By Chris Wright

All the fun and frolics begin at the 2:25 mark

Nine Uruguayan players have been suspended from football for two months for their respective parts in the mass brawl that erupted during the closing stages of Tuesday evening’s game between Penarol and Nacional.

The fixture was supposedly a ‘friendly’ version of the two Montevideo-based clubs’ “Clasico Charrua” derby (the game was part of a four-club tournament held during Uruguayan football’s mid-season break), but chaos broke out in the last ten minutes of the match when a violent lunge from Penarol’s Carlos Nunez sparked a fist-fight that caused

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