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Police arrest president of Vasco’s ‘Youth Force’

Some of those involved in the violence will be charged with attempted murder

On Friday night the Rio de Janeiro Civil Police arrested the president of the Força Jovem do Vasco in a beach-side kiosk.

Bruno Pereira Ribeiro, also known as Bruno Fet, was involved in widespread fighting that broke out between Atlético-PR and Vasco da Gama supporters in the final round of the Brasileirão, on December 8.  The 32-year-old had been a fugitive since December 19, when a warrant for his arrest was issued.

As a consequence of the ugly scenes, 31 spectators have been reported and more than 20 arrested. All are charged with causing damage to public property, inciting violence, criminal association and some with attempted murder. Bruno Fet is one of those included in the latter.

The confrontation left a total of four fans hospitalised, one of whom suffered a fractured skull and was only discharged five days later.

Brazil's Superior Court of Sporting Justice has already ordered the two teams to play a total of 20 games away from their home cities of Curitiba (Atlético) and Rio de Janeiro (Vasco).


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