Have you ever seen footballers fight with armed police?
Here is a video of players fighting with armed police. Yes. you heard it right.
On 4th April 2013, Brazilian club Athletic Mineiro defeated Argentine club Arsenal 5-2 thanks to an inspirational Ronaldinho in the Libertadores Cup.
After the heavy defeat, some members of the Argentine side went to confront the officials and met with swift and heavy resistance from Brazillian military police, who were armed with guns, shields and batons.
At least four members of the Arsenal squad were detained after the clashes in which they were seen fighting with police, and they could face further punishment.
The lieutenant colonel of Minas Gerais police, Cicero was quick to defend the strong actions of his men after the final whistle: “It was criminal conduct, out of place at a football match. (The Argentines) could be arrested,” he was quoted as saying on the Globo internet portal (globoesporte.globo.com).
33-year-old Ronaldinho, whose side are already through to the knockout phase of South America’s equivalent of the Champions League, netted twice for the hosts in a fiery encounter. The Brazil international celebrated during the match with a gun gesture.
Here is a video of that unique moment: