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Darwin Nunez team-mate explains what really happened after Liverpool star brawl vs Colombia

Darwin Nunez
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Darwin Nunez's Uruguay teammate Jose Gimenez has explained what happened after the Liverpool star was seen brawling with Colombia supporters.

The incident occurred after Uruguay's 1-0 defeat in the Copa America semi-final, with Nunez, along with other Uruguay players confronting supporters in the stands. The Liverpool striker seemed to be involved in a confrontation with individuals donning Colombia's yellow shirts.

The governing body for football in South America, CONMEBOL issued a statement condemning the violence. It read: "CONMEBOL strongly condemns any act of violence that affects football. Our work is based on the conviction that football connects us and unites us, through its positive values. There is no place for intolerance and violence on and off the field. We invite everyone in the remaining days to pour all their passion into cheering on their teams and having an unforgettable party."

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A fight also broke out as a group of Uruguay fans clashed with the predominantly Colombian crowd. Beverages were also thrown around and it took police over 10 minutes to put an end to the disturbance.

The incident was labelled a disaster by Atletico Madrid centre-back Gimenez. Speaking afterwards, he said: "Please be careful because there are families [of players] in the stands. All our families were in the stands when a certain sector of Colombia fans came over.

"This is a disaster. All our families are in danger, we had to get on top of the stands to rescue our loved ones with newborn babies. It was a disaster and there was not a single police officer - they appeared after half an hour. It was a disaster and others are facing the consequences for our people. I hope that those who are organising this, are a bit more careful with the families, the people in the stadiums.

"It's a disaster because in all games, these things happen. Our families are suffering because of some people who drink one or two shots of alcohol, that don't know how to drink, who behave like children and do not behave like they should. I hope they are careful in the next match because I don't want this to happen again because it's a disaster."

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