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Senegal vs. Ivory Coast Friendly Abandoned After Fans Go After Players

A friendly match between Senegal and Ivory Coast was called off after a pitch invasion.

Soccer fans are the best fans in the world — unless they decide to actually disrupt the game.

An international friendly took place in Paris on Monday, March 27th between African rivals Senegal and the Ivory Coast. The match was cut short after fans invaded the pitch and confronted the players on the field. The group of spectators made their way into the stadium by climbing over security fences and running past guards.

Security struggled to hold them back, which allowed the spectators to invade the pitch with just two minutes left in the match. The score was tied at 1-1 when a fan rugby tackled Senegal’s Lamine Gassama.

The referee blew his whistle and told the players to return to their locker rooms before the game was abandoned. Take a look at some of the photos from Monday's madness.

Fans Climb the Fence Into the Ground
Fans climbing fence into stadium
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Fans climbing the fence into the stadium.

A Fan Sprints To Avoid Security
Fan running on pitch
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Fan running on pitch

Another Fan is Tackled by Security
Fan caught by security guards
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Fan caught by security guards

The Match is Abandoned Amidst Some Unreal Scenes
Match abandoned
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Match abandoned