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Watch ex-Man Utd star Rojo lash out at security guard and grab FIRE EXTINGUISHER during crazy Boca Juniors riot

The US Sun
The US Sun
 2021-07-21

FORMER Manchester United star Marcos Rojo appeared to punch a security guard before grabbing a fire extinguisher during Boca Juniors' crazy riot on Tuesday night.

The Argentine side crashed out of the Copa Libertadores following a 3-1 penalty shootout loss away to Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro.

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Marcos Rojo grabbed a fire extinguisher during Boca Juniors' riot at Atletico Mineiro
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Marcos Rojo appeared to punch a security guard during the sour scenes after the Copa Libertadores clash

After the game, Boca players rioted in the tunnel and changing rooms - spending a night in jail for their brutal antics.

Now a series of videos have surfaced which appear to show Rojo in the thick of it.

The ex-United defender seems to punch a security guard in one clip.

And in another, Rojo can been seen grabbing a fire extinguisher as the riot reached boiling point.

The carnage was only controlled after military police arrived with pepper spray, according to an Atletico statement.

According to ESPN, Boca stars spat and attacked police officers, as well as the Atletico Mineiro team.

Peruvian defender Carlos Zambrano and Colombian striker Sebastian Villa were both booked by the military police in the aftermath of the brawl.

But instead of the duo going to the police station alone, the entire Boca Juniors team decided to join them for the night.

Coach Miguel Angel Russo said: “If the two stay, we stay too. Let's go all or none."

'PEPPER SPRAYED'

A police officer told Boca officials: "The security forces have to take legal action.

"Employees of the Boca Juniors team have shared footage from the internal cameras with us.

"So far, they have identified two Boca players in crimes of property damage."

An Atletico Mineiro statement added: "After the game, Boca athletes went down the tunnel and went to the visitors' locker room.

"A few minutes later, players and the coaching staff of the Argentine team left the venue and, in a block, headed towards the referees' locker room.

"Security guards from Galo and Mineirao tried, unsuccessfully, to contain them.

"The Argentines then decided to invade Galo's locker room, where there were players, commission and board.

"On the way, they attacked everyone they came across, in addition to breaking drinking fountains and protective railings.

"The MP [military police] arrived after some time and drove off the attackers with pepper spray."

It has not yet been confirmed by the police how many players have been indicted following the incident.

The Boca players are now expected to return to Argentina on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the two teams had played out a goalless draw, before the match went to penalties - won by Atletico Mineiro - sparking sour scenes.

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