User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Brazilian man involved in fan fighting dies

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazilian authorities say a man has died from head injuries sustained in a clash between rival fans before a league match at the weekend.

Advertisement
Sao Paulo police said Thursday that 31-year-old Palmeiras fan Gilberto Torres Pereira was hit on the head with iron bars and pieces of wood during fighting with Corinthians supporters last Sunday. He was in an intensive care unit since the day of the fight and had undergone brain surgery.

The fight broke out when rival groups crossed paths at a train station outside Sao Paulo. Corinthians fans were returning from an event and Palmeiras supporters were heading to watch the team's match against Sao Paulo later in the day.

Six fans were initially detained after the fight.

Copyright 2016 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
David: EPL Notebook - Week 15
Twin blasts near Istanbul stadium kill 29
Messi, Barca end run of draws in Spain
Leicester doubles up Man City, 4-2
Burnley beats Bournemouth in first meeting
Stanford tops UNC, advances to NCAA final
Wake outlasts Denver to reach NCAA final
Altidore, Pulisic take home awards
Chapecoense appoints new coach
MORE HEADLINES
 
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership