By Chris Wright
Ah, the delights of the Brazilian lower leagues! Here we see footage from Votuporanguense’s game against Fernandopolis, which erupted into a stupid, high-kicking, slap-swinging melee after the Fernandopolis ‘keeper was sent-off for upending his opposing striker.
12, count ’em, twelve red cards were shown during the ensuing flurry of violence, with several ribs and an arm being broken into the bargain…
Ten minutes later, after the two sides had finished thwacking the living bejesus out of each other, the referee formally sent off 11 more men and called the match there and then – allowing Votuporanguense’s 2-1 win to stand.