Player batoned in face by riot police in Argentina | inside World Soccer

Ugly scenes broke out in Argentina on Friday as a player was hit in the face by riot police during a crowd trouble in Rosario.

Belgrano defender Gastón Turus struck by riot police in match with Newell's Old Boys
Belgrano defender Gastón Turus struck by riot police in match with Newell's Old Boys

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The match between Newell's Old Boys and Belgrano saw scenes of serious violence when the fans in the corner of the stadium started to kick off and throw missiles.

The Belgrano support were being aggressively removed from the stadium by the Rosario riot police, which provoked questions from the Belgrano players.

When the players confronted the officers about their reaction, one of them decided they've heard enough from anyone on the pitch, and brutally clattered Gastón Turus in the face with a baton.

The 32-year-old needed treatment to a deep cut below his left eye, but finished out the match - which ended 2-0 to Newell's.

"The cops bashed me," Turus was quoted as saying by lanacion.com

Fighting among supporters continued outside the stadium afterwards in the streets of Rosario, a hotbed of fan violence this year.


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