by Donna on November 28, 2022 7:49 am
I don't soccer riots. We almost never see that kind of riot in the US.
Riots break out in Brussels after Belgium’s surprising loss to Morocco.
The violence erupted after Morocco upset Belgium, 2-0, at the World Cup.
Riots erupted in the heart of Brussels and several other Belgian cities on Sunday after Belgium was upset by Morocco, 2-0, at the World Cup.
Video footage shared online showed crowds overturning and setting ablaze a car in Brussels, the Belgian capital. Local reports said rioters also set fire to electric scooters and threw bricks at other vehicles. A Brussels police spokeswoman, Ilse Van de Keere, told reporters that one person had suffered injuries.
In response, the police in Brussels deployed water cannons and fired tear gas to disperse the crowds, videos showed. It was unclear if anyone was arrested.
The city of Antwerp also saw an eruption of violence after the match.
The police in the neighboring Netherlands said that riots had also broken out in Rotterdam, a port city; the Dutch capital, Amsterdam; and The Hague. Footage shared online showed charred vehicles in the middle of one street.
Riot police officers in Rotterdam tried to break up a group of about 500 soccer supporters who had tossed fireworks and glass at officers, according to the authorities. The police later said they had made two arrests so far.