Chilean Soccer Fans Storm Maracana Stadium at World Cup
Approximately 200Chilean soccer fans stormed the media entrance at the World Cup this afternoon in an attempt to break into Maracana stadium. It happened less than an hour before Spain was to take on Chile, creatingvery scary scene for all involved.
Once inside, fans discovered the entrance did not lead to the stands, so they broke down a wall, sending lockers crashing to the ground. Fans smashed down a glass door and invaded the media workroom.
Hundreds of Chile fans have just stormed through these media centre doors. Smashed to pieces. Incredible. pic.twitter.com/ZPpLTczoRO Greg Stobart (@gstobart) June 18, 2014
Chilean fans have stormed the Maracana media centre damaging walls and running riot. #WC14 pic.twitter.com/VI7KJfHOdX Billy Morrison (@Soccer_Talk_) June 18, 2014
Security eventually got control of the situation and led the group away, with approximately 85fans detained.