You may have thought the nine sending-offs in Brazil on Sunday was the craziest thing you would see this week – but you were wrong.
Following that wild brawl, footballers in the South American nation threw-up another shocking moment for us on Sunday.
And it was certainly as eyebrow raising as cameras caught Operaio star Jefferson Reis punching a ballboy while celebrating an opposition goal.
And that sparked a huge fight between the Reis’ side and Comercial.
The victim of the attack is believed to be a youth player for Comercial.
But despite being on the end of the vicious attack, the youngster will still have been celebrating after his team held on to win the Campeonato Sul-Mato-Grossense encounter 1-0.
The Brazilian football authorities are likely to hit both sides hard in what will no doubt be a busy week for the country’s top brass.
Amazingly, they also have to deal with the aftermath of a fiery derby that was abandoned on the same day.
Vitoria’s clash with Bahia saw five players sent off following a mass-brawl
And as tempers continued to flare, another four were sent for an early bath as the referee had no choice but to call the match off with 11 minutes remaining.
Bruno Bispo was the guilty party as he became the fifth Vitoria player to walk, with teams needing at least seven players on the field to continue.
Denilson opened the scoring for the hosts in their Bahia state championship clash but Bahia’s Vinicius netted a penalty equaliser at the start of the second half.
He danced in front of the home supporters, sparking a melee as punches came in from both sets of players.
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Vitoria were down to nine and Bahia eight when a player from each team was sent off as violence spread to the stands.
The hosts then lost another player leaving both sides with seven before Bispo booted the ball away in frustration and picked up a second yellow that killed off the game.
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