FORMER Manchester United star Marcos Rojo appeared to punch a safety guard earlier than grabbing a fireplace extinguisher throughout Boca Juniors’ loopy riot on Tuesday evening.
The Argentine side crashed out of the Copa Libertadores following a 3-1 penalty shootout loss towards Atletico Mineiro.
Marcos Rojo grabbed a fireplace extinguisher throughout Boca Juniors’ riot at Atletico Mineiro
Marcos Rojo appeared to punch a safety guard through the bitter scenes after the Copa Libertadores conflict
After the sport, Boca players rioted in the tunnel and changing rooms – spending an evening in jail for his or her brutal antics.
Now a sequence of movies have surfaced which seem to indicate Rojo within the thick of it.
The ex-United defender appears to punch a safety guard in a single clip.
And in one other, Rojo can been seen grabbing a fireplace extinguisher because the riot reached boiling level.
The carnage was solely managed after navy police arrived with pepper spray, in response to an Atletico assertion.
In keeping with ESPN, Boca stars spat and attacked law enforcement officials, in addition to the Atletico Mineiro group.
Peruvian defender Carlos Zambrano and Colombian striker Sebastian Villa had been each booked by the navy police within the aftermath of the brawl.
However as a substitute of the duo going to the police station alone, all the Boca Juniors group determined to hitch them for the evening.
Coach Miguel Angel Russo mentioned: “If the 2 keep, we keep too. Let’s go all or none.”
A police officer informed Boca officers: “The safety forces must take authorized motion.
“Staff of the Boca Juniors group have shared footage from the interior cameras with us.
“Thus far, they’ve recognized two Boca gamers in crimes of property injury.”
An Atletico Mineiro assertion added: “After the sport, Boca athletes went down the tunnel and went to the guests’ locker room.
“A couple of minutes later, gamers and the teaching workers of the Argentine group left the venue and, in a block, headed in the direction of the referees’ locker room.
“Safety guards from Galo and Mineirao tried, unsuccessfully, to include them.
“The Argentines then determined to invade Galo’s locker room, the place there have been gamers, fee and board.
“On the best way, they attacked everybody they got here throughout, along with breaking consuming fountains and protecting railings.
“The MP [military police] arrived after a while and drove off the attackers with pepper spray.”
It has not but been confirmed by the police what number of gamers have been indicted following the incident.
The Boca gamers are actually anticipated to return to Argentina on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the 2 groups had performed out a goalless draw, earlier than the match went to penalties – gained by Atletico Mineiro – sparking bitter scenes.
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