Watch Gremio captain Geromel run out of interview to break up fight between player and fan after chaotic derby

A FOOTBALL match in Brazil was marred by an on-pitch brawl between players and a spectator.

Gremio captain Pedro Geromel cut his interview short to break up the fight after someone invaded the pitch and confronted his team-mates.


As the defender spoke to Brazilian outlet Premiere, an intruder ran onto the field.

They threw a water bottle and tussled with Gremio's players before Geromel ran in to break things up.

After throwing punches in the direction of the players, the disgraced intruder was wrestled to the floor and eventually carted off the pitch in shame.

It's claimed they had been mocking Gremio for being a second division team.

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One report by website Gremistas claim the intruder was an employee at the Arena do Gremio, while ESPN Brazil claim them to be unidentified.

Geromel had been calling for peace between rival fans as the incident took place.

He told Premiere: "Unfortunately, there was unnecessary confusion, we demand peace, but we have to start with ourselves to set an example.

"Talk so it doesn't happen again. As I said, we have to be an example. We complain, demand peace and get here and set a bad example."

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Clashes between fierce rivals Gremio and Internacional have been marred in the past.

Just last month Internacional hooligans attacked Gremio's bus with rocks, causing one player to be rushed to hospital with concussion.

Internacional won the game 1-0 on the night, but it was Gremio who went through to the final of Rio Grande do Sul state championship thanks to a 3-1 aggregate victory.

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