Under-20 Copa Libertadores: Independiente Player Uproots Corner Flag To Defend Himself Against Angry River Plate Mob (Video)

Chris Wright

22nd, February 2018


Image: Fox Sports

Independiente Del Valle of Ecuador booked themselves a place in the final of the Under-20 Copa Libertadores with a 3-2 win over Club Atletico River Plate (of Uruguay) in the semi-finals on Wednesday night.

As well as the flood of goals, the match was also notable for an incident that saw one of Independiente’s players, Angelo Preciado, going rogue with a corner flag in order to protect himself from the entire River team, who appeared to all be baying for his blood for reasons unknown…

Of course, it wasn’t long before the obligatory Star Wars-themed remix hit social media, complete with lightsabres, laser tracers and dramatic incidental music…

Dear South American football, don’t ever change.