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FIFA World Cup: Brazil And Argentina Fans In Kerala Come To Blows. Video Goes Viral

It would probably take Lionel Messi to appeal for peace in frenzied Kerala where football fever has set in, and how. Fans in yellow and striped blue, the national colours of soccer giants Brazil and Argentina were coming to devilish blows in God’s own country. On the opening day of the football World Cup in Qatar two days ago, over 3,000 km away, in Kerala, celebrations by a section of fans from Argentina and Brazil in Kollam district turned violent with visuals showing supporters of the respective teams trading blows.

The visuals of the incident, in the Sakthikulangara area of the district, went viral on social media and prompted the police to lodge a case under Section 160 (punishment for committing affray) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

 

An officer of Sakthikulangara police station said the incident occurred on November 20, when the marquee sporting event kicked off in Qatar. Fans of various teams were celebrating.

 

The competitive cheering for their own teams among the fans led to heated arguments and finally resulted in a brawl between them, police said.

The visuals of the incident showed a section of the large number of fans of Brazil and Argentina kicking and punching each other and using sticks to beat up one another, while some others were unsuccessfully trying to break them apart.

The visuals also showed fans wearing Portugal jerseys and one even carrying a flag of the England soccer team, joining the party of blows.

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