Confusion on Copacabana beach between Fluminense and Boca Juniors fans
O Hello, the country’s main sports newspaper, saw the incident as a result of the action of Fluminense fans. The diary also condemns “police repression” to contain the fight. In a strong editorial on its portal, the vehicle says that “Brazil is a shame again” and reiterates that there are precedents, but does not cite any case.
O Hello also reiterates that Boca Juniors is reevaluating its security scheme after the fight in Copacabana. The club is staying in a hotel in Barra da Tijuca, in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro.
Argentina’s two largest newspapers highlighted the confusion on the covers of their online editions. O La Nation said that the Rio police “violently repressed” fans of the Argentine team. O Clarin uses the same tone and highlights the use of “rubber bullets and gases” in police action.
There was a fight in Copacabana between Fluminense and Boca Juniors fans
A TyC Sportsone of the biggest sports broadcasters in Argentina, says that the confusion began after Fluminense fans attacked a group of Boca Juniors fans who were in Copacabana.
The portal Infobae also highlights the police action in the “attack by organized Fluminense fans on Rio de Janeiro fans”. The site also highlights an interview with a Mexican Boca Juniors fan frightened by the violence seen in Copacabana.