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Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

Uruguay players clash with Colombia fans in ugly scene after Copa America semi-final

Uruguay players clash with Colombia fans in ugly scene after Copa America semi-final

Uruguay lost to Colombia 1-0 in the Copa America semi-final on Wednesday night, which saw an absolutely wild scene after the final whistle as Uruguayan players battled Colombia fans in the stands at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

An emotional José María Giménez of Uruguay spoke to Fox Sports after the game, saying: “This is a disaster, our family was in danger. We had to go into the stands to get loved ones out, with tiny newborns. There wasn’t a single policeman and we were there to support each other.”

Colombia fans could be seen throwing drinks and punches at the players as security tried their best to stop what quickly turned into a violent scene.

Here’s another angle:

Here’s Giménez talking about what sparked the fight:

Colombia will face Argentina in the championship game on Sunday, while Uruguay will play third-placed Canada on Saturday.

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