Vasco da Gama fans clash with military police following Rio de Janeiro derby

Vasco da Gama fans clashed with military police inside the Estadio Sao Januario following their match against Flamengo on Saturday 8th July (local time).

Angry home fans began rioting in the stands, throwing pyrotechnics and other objects onto the pitch following their 1-0 defeat to arch-rivals Flamengo. Flamengo players were forced to flee from the pitch to avoid being hit.

There were also serious clashes between Vasco da Gama fans and military police outside the ground, where 27-year-old Vasco fan was shot and later pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital.

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