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Darwin Nunez jumps into the crowd and starts swinging punches

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Uruguay’s loss to Colombia in the Copa America semifinals was capped off in extremely ugly fashion as Darwin Nunez fought with fans in the stands afterwards.

The Liverpool forward, who endured a frustrating night in front of the goal, could be seen throwing punches in a video in scenes after the 1-0 defeat.

Nunez was held back by security as he raged at Colombia supporters in Charlotte North Carolina, with Jose Gimenez and Ronald Araujo spotted in the stands as well.

Gimenez said on TV afterwards that the players’ families – sitting in close proximity to the fans – were ‘avalanched’ by supporters, and that they’d stepped in to defend them.

‘This is an embarrassment, there wasn’t one police officer to control there. We had to go and defend our own just because they can’t control their drinking,’ he said.

Darwin Nunez entered the stands and began fighting fans after Uruguay lost to Colombia
Ronald Araujo also entered the stands after Uruguay’s defeat to Colombia in Charlote

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Nunez sprung into action after a man in a black polo shirt and a credential around his neck began punching a nearby Colombia fan after a drink was flung at the Colombia players.

The forward could be seen consoling his baby daughter on the field after the field. 

Supporters could be heard screaming as the unfortunate fight unfolded nearby. 

Maximiliano Araujo and Sebastian Caceres were also among those spotted near the fans. 

The families were also escorted out of the stadium through a different exit to ensure their safety, according to reporter Favian Renkel.

Uruguay manager Marcelo Bielsa was also asked about the scenes after the match,’ and said he ‘didn’t see everything.’

‘I went to the locker room…the Uruguayan players were thanking the Uruguayan fans for their support,’ he continued.

Araujo, who missed the game through injury, could be seen clashing with fans in the stands

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