- Vitoria’s clash with Bahia was abandoned with 11 minutes remaining on Sunday
- The hosts had six men sent off in a game marked by a mass punch-up
- Rules state teams require a minimum of seven players for the game to continue
A Brazilian state championship match had to be abandoned after a mass brawl led to 10 red cards— and there could be more punishments coming, authorities said on Monday.
Vitoria and Bahia clashed on Sunday in the Bahia state, when mayhem erupted.
The spark came after Bahia equalized three minutes into the second half and goalscorer Vinicius celebrated with a vulgar gesture.
The gesture did not sit well with Vitoria goalkeeper Fernando Miguel who confronted Vinicius; causing a brawl between the two squads.
According to Arab News, seven players were sent off for their part in the brawl, while two more players were sent off later in the match, after which the referee abandoned the game with 11 minutes still to play as Vitoria had only six players left on the pitch.
The regulations say that in order for a game to continue, teams must have at least seven players in the field that is why the referees were forced to end the game.
Brazil’s sporting court will now decide what action to take over the indiscipline and the result.
The brawl between Vitoria and Bahia that seen NINE red cards and an abandonment last night ??Dugout
Posted by UNILAD Sport on Monday, February 19, 2018