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Angry Brazilian Fans Break Into World Cup Centre And Attack Players And Staff

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http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/feb/03/brazilian-football-fans-assault-team-players

Angry Brazilian fans broke into a World Cup training centre and assaulted players and staff on Saturday in an attack that highlighted the security concerns facing teams in this year's tournament.

About 100 Corinthians supporters used wirecutters to breach the perimeter mesh around a coaching area in São Paulo – which will be used by the Iranian national side in June – so they could berate their team's players for recent poor form.

No one was seriously injured, but the invading fans grabbed and throttled striker Paolo Guerrero, who scored the winner against Chelsea in the 2012 Club World Cup final.

"They tried to strangle the player who scored the most important goal in our club's history. We didn't deserve this," club president Mario Gobbi said on Sunday.

According to local media, the fans refused to leave for two hours and also manhandled the coach Mano Menezes, striker Emerson Sheik and Alexandre Pato, a former AC Milan forward and the club's most expensive signing last year.

Going to be a fun world cup?

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football is the sporting equivalent of islam - probably lots of nice supporters, but has at it's heart something dangerous that instigates violence in a material proportion of supporters. :P

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