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Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez caught in huge brawl as he attacks Colombia fans after Copa America defeat

Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez caught in huge brawl as he attacks Colombia fans after Copa America defeat

Liverpool’s popular Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez was involved in a heated brawl with punches thrown between him and fans following Uruguay’s Copa America exit at the hands of Colombia.

Tensions rose between the two countries after the final whistle, with Colombia narrowly securing a 1-0 win courtesy of Jefferson Lerma’s header in the 39th minute. Once the commotion on the pitch had died down, Uruguay’s players headed to the stands, according to The Mirror.




Nunez led several Uruguay players towards the crowd before hostility erupted from the Colombian fans, leading to a large-scale brawl between players and spectators. After being hit by a fan, Nunez defended himself, with footage showing him retaliating against several supporters.

It was a big mess (Image: 2024 Getty Images)

Barcelona’s Ronald Araujo was also caught up in the melee, with thousands of shocked fans capturing the incident on their mobile phones. Security intervened to separate the two groups, quickly escorting the Uruguay players towards the changing rooms.

As reported by Uruguayan publication El Pais, the Uruguayan players entered the crowd to support family and friends sitting behind the team’s bench. With a predominantly Colombian crowd in the stadium, the relatives of the Uruguayan stars were reportedly subjected to abuse.

A scuffle broke out involving players, officials and fans following the football game, held at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Team leader Nunez led his fellow players into the stands to join their loved ones who had been brought onto the field for safety, as tensions continued to escalate.

Notably, Jorge Giordano, director of the Uruguayan national football team, and press officer Felipe Cotelo found themselves in the middle of the drama.

Reports indicate that Manuel Ugarte, a Uruguayan midfielder, rushed onto the pitch to help his injured family members amid the chaos. It was also noted that certain Uruguay-based fans did not emerge unscathed from the incident due to being vastly outnumbered by rival Colombian fans.