OMG. I just had to repost this Dirty Tackle of the Day ! Here I was thinking that football games in Indonesia can become quite violent with the crowd (they had tanks and policemen in full battle gear during the Suzuki Cup game versus Malaysia), but never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine army having to fire their machine guns in the air just to stop football players from kicking each others butts! And even more unbelievable was that the violence continued even after the first set of warning shots fired. Video and story after the jump!
It seems Lebanon did not appreciate Kuwait coming to its stadium and winning 6-0 in a friendly, because starting a battle royale that prompts the military to fire warning shots into the air (about 2:00 into the video) isn’t how friendlies usually end.
The fighting carries on throughout the video until the military police eventually usher the Kuwait team into the tunnel. At least one player is left bleeding from the head. An important lesson is learned in all this, though. That international teams violently attacking each other won’t stop what they’re doing just because the military fires a few piddly warning shots. (via THE DIRTY TACKLE)
I found a clearer video below. Someone uploaded the coverage of an Arab news network. It’s much clearer but how I wish I understood what they were saying!
What was your reaction to the video?