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Uruguay Star Darwin Nunez Involved in Ugly Fight, Punches Colombia Fans at Copa America

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Following the Copa America semi-final between the two sides on Thursday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, a brawl broke out between Uruguayan players and a faction of furious Colombian fans. During the unpleasant post-match scenes, Darwin Nunez, a star for Liverpool, was one of the people saw striking spectators in the stands. After a depressing loss in the round of eight, Uruguay’s players were returning to the changing room when they saw supporters flinging hats, cans, and fists at them.

Darwin Nunez can be seen becoming agitated by Colombian supporters’ chanting in a video that a spectator at Bank of America Stadium took before he walks into the stands and punches a number of them. Nunez was accompanied by Ronald Araujo of Barcelona and Jose Maria Gimenez of Atletico Madrid when the altercation started. Police and security personnel raced to defuse the situation and remove the players from the area. A few players, Nunez among them, went back to the pitch to meet their families after it was claimed that some spectators had mistreated them.

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Gimenez, the captain of Uruguay, took aim at the security situation in Charlotte, claiming that the players were afraid for their families’ safety and blaming the harsh behavior of the Colombian supporters who filled the stands on Thursday.

Luis Diaz, a teammate at Liverpool, and veteran Luis Suaraz calmed down the visibly disturbed Nunez.

Uruguay and nunez had terrible evening

Nunez and Uruguay had a terrible evening as a result of their inability to convert their opportunities in the Copa America semifinal. Before Jefferson Lerma’s header from a corner into the net in the 39th minute gave Colombia the lead, Nunez squandered three excellent chances to put Uruguay up in the first half.

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After Daniel Munoz was sent off for a second yellow card for elbowing Manuel Ugarte of Uruguay in the chest, Colombia was reduced to ten men. On the field, there was a lot of emotion as the referee showed seven yellow cards, one of which was a red one.