At least eleven fans of Brazil and Argentina football team have injured in a clash at Barisal Government Polytechnic Institute.
The clash was initiated over a crazy brawl over football at dining room of institute’s hostel around 11pm on Saturday night.
Witnesses said two groups of supporters of Brazil and Argentina team led by BCL cadres Chhoto Reza and Mahmud Hasan engaged an altercation over the Diego Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ effort in Argentina’s 1986 World Cup quarter final match with England.
At one stage Argentina’s supporter Reza slapped on Brazil’s supporter Mahmud Hasan while he chanted Maradona’s goal as ‘illegal’.
The angry supporters of both groups locked into a scuffle after the indecent which left eight Brazil and three Argentina fans injured.
Later, police rushed to the spot and controlled the situation.
Additional security men were deployed on the campus as tension remained high.
Mosharraf Hossain, principal of the institute, told the Dhaka Tribune that there was some misunderstanding between the supporters of Argentina and Brazil.
The FIFA World Cup 2014 – the greatest show on earth– shall commence on next Thursday.
Most of the Bangladeshi football fans are passionate about the two Latin American powerhouses.
Source: Dhaka Tribune