While Arsenal fans over here might be upset at their players for once again failing to deliver silverware; at least they haven't been getting arrested for post match brawls with the army. That's what happened to Arsenal de Sarandi in Argentina.
This season has been a difficult one for Arsenal Football Club. Once again they will go trophy-less this campaign as the wait continues for Arsene Wenger to blow the thick layer of dust off the trophy cabinet at The Emirates stadium.
But if you think our English Arsenal side have it bad then it is nothing compared to what has happened to the Argentine version.
Arsenal Futbol Club de Sarandi were founded in 1957 by Hector and Julio Humberto Grondona and the name Arsenal was chosen due to the inspiration the English club gave the brothers to start their own team.
However the side reached a new low last night after four of their players were detained by police in Brazil after a post-match brawl in Belo Horizonte; where the players involved decided to kick off with the riot police…
Pretty nutty right?
Atletico Mineiro, the Brazilian side they were facing, had just dealt out a 5-2 pasting but that is still no way to react to defeat; talk about sore losers.
Local police officer Claudia Romualdo stated:
"The officers were positioned to provide safety to the visiting players so they could go into the locker rooms, but inexplicably they attacked the officers again as they left the field. What happened here is deplorable. This is not about sports. When our law is broken, obviously we need to take action.''
It was also reported the players and staff of Argentina’s Arsenal F.C had wrecked the away dressing room and that Mineiro officials would be seeking damages from the club.
"They came here to fight,''
You can say that one again!
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