aSupporters of the Brazilian first division football team Grêmio Porto Alegre stormed the field after the home defeat to Palmeiras São Paulo (1:3) and destroyed the video assistant equipment (VAR).
As soon as the match was over, angry Gremio supporters, who were said to have come from the Ultras sector according to sports portal “Globoesporte”, ran to the Arena do Gremio and dismantled what was in their way. In addition to the video-assisted technology equipment, the equipment of the photographers suffered, as was shown on Brazilian television on Sunday evening (local time).
Palmeiras player Rafael Vega stopped an interview on the grass, according to the “Globosport” website, and the visiting delegation withdrew into the stadium tunnel. Clashes erupted in the parking lot between Gremio supporters and the security forces. Meanwhile, Gremio and Palmeiras fans quarreled in the stands.
The video assistant made a decisive contribution to the outcome of the game. Among other things, after the intervention of the video assistant, a penalty was awarded to Almairas, which led to a 1-1. After the defeat, the traditional Grêmio is second in the standings with 26 points and should fear relegation to the second division.