Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/15/12

A first-division soccer match in Argentina was suspended Wednesday after fans threw explosives on the field, creating a dangerous situation for the players. According to the Associated Press, Belgrano was leading Independiente 1-0 when the game was suspended at the end of the first half because of the explosives. The AP reports that the explosives were likely launched by the home Independiente fans, who may have been upset that their team was trailing. Belgrano goalkeeper Juan Carlos Olaveon saw an explosive land less than 10 feet from him. The video above shows him with his hand held to his left ear. We wish we could say this was a unique situation, but this sort of thing seems to happen on a regular basis. Nearly all the Argentine football matches are marred by fan violence.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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