Tempers flared in wake of Gremio’s 3-1 defeat to Palmeiras on Sunday, with the supporters making their feelings known over their club’s recent form.
Gremio find themselves 19th in the Brazilian Serie A following a string of disappointing results. With South American football fans being notoriously passionate (and bonkers) you could sense that this wasn’t going to end well.
Still, the scenes which unfolded on Sunday night were like nothing we’ve seen before, with fans running onto the pitch before trashing the VAR area. Every football fan has wanted to do this at some point in time…
Cenas lamentáveis em Porto Alegre 😨 pic.twitter.com/LIhtiqQllh
— Jeff Nascimento (@jnascim) October 31, 2021
There were also quite amusing videos which circulated of rival supporters attempting to fight each other while separated by a panel of glass. This one came down to which fighter had the longer arms…
Os caras brigando entre o vidro pic.twitter.com/iV1lfxgMqd
— spfcpics (@spfcpics) October 31, 2021
Trashing your own stadium is a questionable way to encourage your team into turning poor results around, yet Gremio fans seized their opportunity to do damage to the Arena do Gremio.
After losing to Palmeiras, Grêmio fans took to the pitch and destroyed the VAR setup, forcing their own players to take refuge in the dressing room. pic.twitter.com/dZtPSzwZmU
— Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) October 31, 2021
D’you think the players and management got the message?