Cricket World Cup brawl erupts as mob of fans ‘attack Pakistan supporter' in Leeds


A HUGE brawl has erupted at the Cricket World Cup match in Leeds as a mob of Afghanistan fans attacked what is reportedly a Pakistan supporter.

Shocking video posted on Twitter shows fans using metal gates, bottles and flag poles as weapons as they pile into a huge fight outside the Yorkshire Cricket Club, in Headingley.

The rivalry between Pakistan and Afghanistan is one of the most intense in the cricket world.

The two countries’ long-standing political differences occasionally play out on the pitch when the national go head to head.

And the latest fight shows the bitterness between rival supporters hasn’t calmed down.

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GATES: Fans used gates, bottles and flag poles to attack each other (Pic: TWITTER@DanyalGilani)

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RIVALRY: Pakistan and Afghanistan have a long-standing rivalry (Pic: TWITTER@DanyalGilani)

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DENIAL: One Twitter user said the fight was not to do with simmering fan tension (Pic: TWITTER@DanyalGilani)

Comments posted under the fight video include messages of encouragement to the fighting fans.

Awesome, show these dallkhors to not f**k with Afghans,” wrote one person.

Another commented: “Such a thankless nation. We should kick the out of Pakistan.”

However, at least one person denied the fight was as simple as fan rivalry.

One Twitter user posted: “Plz don’t spread fake & false news, the fight outside the stadium wasn’t between Pakistanis & Afghans. It was all about the tickets & personal matter. I was there. The guy sold them the used tickets.”


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