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Brazil riot police uses pepper spray on players

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London, Mar 26 (ANI): To restore order in a Brazilian League game, the riot police in the country baton-charged and used pepper-spraying on the players.

Fans at the clash between Genus and Moto Clube in the north west of Brazil were stunned when the referee called in police after sent-off Genus player Robson refused to leave the pitch.

Genus players then surrounded the referee, who called in help, The Sun reports.

Clad in full riot gear and brandishing shields and batons, four officers tried to escort Robson off.

When he refused to go, they pepper-sprayed him and other players in the face.

In the confusion that followed, the match was abandoned.

Rondonia State Vice-Governor, Joao Cahula, said: "I will talk to the Police Chief to take all measures necessary. If the policemen overreacted, they will be punished for that." (ANI)

Story first published: Friday, March 26, 2010, 15:36 [IST]
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