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Uruguayan manager in trouble after kicking chicken during HUGE derby match

Fenix manager Gaston Alegari is in trouble with animal cruelty groups after booting a chicken during the Montevideo derby on Sunday

Some fans will literally try anything to get the better of their derby opponents.

From intense atmospheres, to brilliant chants, to laser pens, supporters are never short of a trick to upset the opposition.

But what we are hearing from Uruguay is one of the best ‘eggsamples’ of how to distract your opponents we’ve ever seen.


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I guess you could say they are the Racing colours

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I guess you could say they are the Racing colours

Fenix were hosting Racing in the Uruguayan Primera Division when a few crafty Racing fans tried to provoke their rivals by sending two chickens onto the pitch in their club colours.

It is an innovative way to try and disrupt the flow of your opponents but as we have seen in football over the years, all sorts of animals get onto the field but normally it ends without incident.

Well Fenix boss Gaston Alegari looked angered by the fact the home team were being taunted by the neighbours in the shape of two cocks prancing round the grass and took matters into his own hands by trying to chase them off.


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Worse scenes than Chicken Run

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Worse scenes than Chicken Run

The only problem was that despite all his shepherding, he couldn’t actually catch them or get them to leave.

At which point Alegari took the nuclear option of putting his boot through one of the birds to send it into the air and off the field of play.

It was a good metaphor for the rivalry between the teams.

You wouldn’t dare kick this lad

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You wouldn’t dare kick this lad

Although Alegari and the club have apologised, the manager has rightly got himself in hot water with an animal rights group after they made an example of him on their Facebook page.

And to truly rub salt into the wound, Racing scored in the 85th minute to take all three points from this hotly contested derby.


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